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Oradour : the Death of a Village - BECK PHILIP


the Death of a Village

Paperback Published: 16th January 2004
ISBN: 9781844151004
Number Of Pages: 160

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The destruction of the French village of Oradour and the massacre of its population in June 1944 by the SS Das Reich Division ranks as one of the most notorious atrocities of the Second World War. The scars that were left will never fully heal and there are those that would argue that they should remain as a lesson to future generations. The ruins of the village have been preserved as a memorial to the victims and a new museum has recently been opened by President Chirac. Philip Beck, an Englishman long resident in the area, is very probably the greatest living authority on this appalling event. He has now updated and substantially revised his earlier book and the result makes compelling yet shocking reading.

Prefacep. 6
Prologuep. 10
The Ruinsp. 13
The Massacrep. 27
The Dreadful Tollp. 65
The Guiltyp. 85
Atrocitiesp. 95
Resistancep. 107
A Fatal Encounterp. 113
The Motivep. 123
'Justice'p. 135
The Only Officerp. 151
Conclusionsp. 157
Travel guidep. 162
List of the deadp. 163
Indexp. 175
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ISBN: 9781844151004
ISBN-10: 184415100X
Series: Battleground Europe
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 160
Published: 16th January 2004
Publisher: Pen & Sword Books Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 13.5  x 0.81
Weight (kg): 0.25