An Investigation into the Mass Deaths of German Prisoners at the Hands of the French and Americans after World War II By James Bacque. Other Losses caused. James Bacque. Other Losses: An Investigation into the Mass Deaths of German Prisoners at the Hands of the French and Americans after World War II. Other Losses has 67 ratings and 8 reviews. Other Losses: An Investigation Into the Mass Deaths of German Prisoners at the Hands of James Bacque.

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Other Losses concludes that the food crisis in Europe was contrived by Allied forces by the use of restrictive food import policy, including restrictions on Red Cross food deliveries, and other means. Mar 26, TrumanCoyote rated it liked it.

This left one with a loss and the other with a gain. How about some numbers?

D Andrews rated it liked it Jun 21, As a consequence of those and other shortcomings, the book “makes charges that are demonstrably absurd. Fisher, st Airborne Division, who in took part in investigations into allegations of misconduct by U. James Bacque introduced the latest edition of his bookOther Losses. Time magazine — June 21, The evidence appears pretty solid, and it is well known in Germany at least – I heard about it when I lived there from ”82 that the population level of Germans dropped by about 3 million between ”48 for unaccountable reasons.

Very tediously written badly organized and repetitious–and looks like it was padded out for publication –but the story it tells is appalling. Not even Field Marshal Montgomery.

Other Losses by James Bacque

Views Read Edit View history. Thanks for telling us about the problem. No treaty has ever been signed to end that war, which therefore continues with the occupation of Germany by US military bases.

Ilyas Ozturk rated it liked it Dec 09, Army had to improvise for months in taking care of the masses of prisoners to prevent a catastrophe: Army sent the trains back, saying their own warehouses were full.


Jueri rated it it was amazing Aug 05, Peace for Germany is a brief video which describes recent efforts at reconciliation between Germans and Americans. Joseph rated it it was amazing Mar 14, This is supported by a Loeses Army document lodged in the US National Archives which “plainly states” that the “Other Losses” category of lossses was for deaths and escapes.

Their deaths were knowingly caused by army officers who had sufficient resources to keep the ofher alive. Alex Ronk rated it it was amazing Apr 14, Paperbackpages. The historian Niall Ferguson claims a significantly lower death jamfs of 0. Regarding the impossibility of a conspiracy on the scale purported by Bacque, Villa states that “[i]n truth, had Eisenhower committed the crimes Bacque alleges, someone surely would have gossiped, ratted, leaked, or even just hinted.

In these camps prisoners were forced to sleep on bscque ground in the open, though it claims that the U. Eisenhower’s calculations as to how many people he would be required to feed in occupied Germany in were too low and he had been asking for more food shipments since February Jul 26, Johns rated it it was amazing Shelves: The book further states that Eisenhower’s staff ,osses complicit in the scheme. Bacque states that the press was also prevented from visiting the camps, and therefore was unable to report on the state of the camps and the condition of the prisoners.

Time Magazine Monday, Oct. National Archives and interviews with people who stated they witnessed the events. That the chaos of the war’s end would also produce potentially mismatches and errors in record keeping should surprise no one either.

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Other Losses is still available in German as Der geplante Tod: They are being held othrr a manner contrary to all humanitarian principles and flagrantly contrary to the Hague and Geneva Conventions.

Overcopies have been sold in eleven countries. Facts against Falsehood refuted Bacque’s wily misinterpretations of statistics and oral history evidence in detail. Postwar Soviet POW evidence was discredited when the KGB opened its archives in llsses s and an additionalGerman soldiers and 93, civilians previously recorded as missing were found to be listed as dying in the Soviet camps.

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I read this book when it first came out, which meant there was time to discuss it with an elderly German neighbour who had been a Sergeant, or whatever the German equivalent is, in WW2. Ohher book cites orders from Eisenhower which stipulated that the Germans would be solely responsible for feeding and maintaining the DEFs, however, he then prevented any aid from reaching them.

My neighbour surrendered in France and was interned at St Nazaire.

Bischoff stated that, even in Bacque’s later released American edition, “Bacque refuses to address the overwhelming evidence that there had been a great shortage of food in central Europe, beyond admitting that there was a food crisis in Germany in ” and “but again he turns the evidence on its head when he charges that ‘Allied food policy [no longer does he heap the blame on the Americas alone, as in his Canadian edition] deliberately hampered the Germans in attempting to feed themselves.

A complicated modern military bureaucracy such as SHAEF, is a tedious subject to study, unlikely to yield the insidious conspiracy apparently sought by this ex-publisher. Richard Early rated it did not like it Aug 18, Germans have been doing it for 45 years. Army was reporting 3. No agencies were allowed to visit the camps or provide any assistance to the prisoners, [13] including delegates from ICRC International Committee of the Red Crosswhich was a violation of the Geneva Convention.

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So much for Bacque’s careful use of sources. Historian James Tent concludes that “James Bacque might be willing to relegate the world food shortage to the category of myth. Few others will do so. The total death rates for United States-held prisoners is also far lower than those held by most countries throughout toher war.