Nebraska POW Camps

Nebraska POW Camps

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During World War II, thousands of Axis prisoners of war were held throughout Nebraska in base camps that included Fort Robinson, Camp Scottsbluff and Camp Atlanta. Many Nebraskans did not view the POWs as qevil Nazis.q To them, they were ordinary men and very human. And while their stay was not entirely free from conflict, many former captives returned to the Cornhusker State to begin new lives after the cessation of hostilities. Drawing on first-person accounts from soldiers, former POWs and Nebraska residents, as well as archival research, Melissa Marsh delves into the neglected history of Nebraska's POW camps.In fact, most firsthand accounts say nothing about problems between the farmers and the POWs and more often than not speak to ... One German POW recalled, a€œ The farmers said that we worked hard. ... He and his father would drive their 1938 Ford truck down to the camp to pick up prisoners to thin beets, weed crops and, anbsp;...

Title:Nebraska POW Camps
Author:Melissa Amateis Marsh
Publisher:The History Press - 2014-04-15


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