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Hitler's Generals in AmericaNazi POWs and Allied Military Intelligence$
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Derek R. Mallett

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780813142517

Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: May 2014

DOI: 10.5810/kentucky/9780813142517.001.0001

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Hitler's Generals in America

Derek R. Mallett

University Press of Kentucky

The introduction provides important background information on the Anglo-American treatment of general officer prisoners of war during the First World War. It chronicles the initial relationship between British and American authorities in regard to POW policy and procedures in the initial stages of the Second World War. The chapter also examines potential cultural differences between the British and American militaries that may have contributed to the discrepancy in the manner in which the two Allies treated their German general officer prisoners of war.

Keywords:   prisoners of war, generals, First World War, military intelligence, military culture

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