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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 Come to America

Hitler’s Generals Come to America

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(p.53) 2 Hitler’s Generals Come to America
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Hitler's Generals in America
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Derek R. Mallett

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University Press of Kentucky
DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813142517.003.0003

Chapter 2 describes the initial transfer of four Wehrmacht general officers to the United States for interrogation at Byron Hot Springs, California. The chapter follows the transfer of the generals through Mexia, Texas, and then to their “permanent” home in Clinton, Mississippi. The chapter demonstrates how poorly American accommodations for German general officer prisoners compared to those of their British counterparts and questions American motivations for bringing these men to America in the first place.

Keywords:   prisoners of war, generals, Wehrmacht, Byron Hot Springs, Camp Mexia, Camp Clinton, Gustav von Vaerst

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