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The crash of ruin : American combat soldiers in Europe during World War II, Peter Schrijvers

Label
The crash of ruin : American combat soldiers in Europe during World War II
Title
The crash of ruin
Title remainder
American combat soldiers in Europe during World War II
Statement of responsibility
Peter Schrijvers
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In the ruined Europe of World War II, American soldiers on the frontline had no eye for breathtaking vistas or romantic settings. The brutality of battle profoundly darkened the soldiers' perceptions of the Old World. Drawing on soldiers' diaries, letters, poems and songs, Peter Schrijvers offers a compelling account of the experiences of U.S. combat ground forces: their struggles with the European terrain and seasons, their confrontations with soldiers, and their often startling encounters with civilians. Schrijvers relays how the GIs became so desensitized and dehumanized that the sight of dead animals often evoked more compassion in them than enemy dead. The Crash of Ruin concludes with a dramatic and moving account of the final Allied offensive into German-held territory and the soldiers' bearing witness to the ultimate symbol of Europe's descent into ruin: the death camps of the Holocaust
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1963-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Schrijvers, Peter
Dewey number
940.53/114
Index
index present
LC call number
D769.2
LC item number
.S34 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Soldiers
  • United States
  • Guerra mundial, 1939 1945
  • Soldados
  • United States
  • United States
  • World War
  • Armed Forces
  • Military campaigns
  • Psychological aspects
  • Soldiers
  • United States
  • Western Front (World War (1939-1945))
  • Soldat
  • Weltkrieg (1939-1945)
  • Erlebnisbericht
  • United States
  • Europa
Label
The crash of ruin : American combat soldiers in Europe during World War II, Peter Schrijvers
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 308-321) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Nature -- The Soldiers -- The Civilians -- The Apocalypse
Control code
ocm36884219
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiii, 325 pages
Isbn
9780814780893
Lccn
97014751
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
The crash of ruin : American combat soldiers in Europe during World War II, Peter Schrijvers
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 308-321) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Nature -- The Soldiers -- The Civilians -- The Apocalypse
Control code
ocm36884219
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiii, 325 pages
Isbn
9780814780893
Lccn
97014751
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
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