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The Unknown Dead: Civilians in the Battle of the Bulge

Peter Schrijvers

Abstract

Traditional histories of the hard-fought Battle of the Bulge routinely include detailed lists of the casualties suffered by American, British, and German troops. Conspicuously lacking in most accounts, however, are references to the civilians in Belgium and Luxembourg who lost their lives in the same battle. Yet the most reliable current estimates calculate the number of civilians who perished in the Ardennes in six weeks of fighting at approximately three thousand. In gruesome detail, this book tells the story of ordinary people caught up in the maelstrom of war. The book describes the horrif ... More

Keywords: Battle of the Bulge, casualties, Belgium, Luxembourg, Ardennes, war, Nazis, Allies, postwar concerns, reconstruction

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2005 Print ISBN-13: 9780813123523
Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813123523.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Peter Schrijvers, author