The Long Road Home: The Aftermath of the Second World War
Random House, 9. 4. 2010 - 512 strán (strany)
After the Great War, the millions killed on the battlefields were eclipsed by the millions more civilians carried off by disease and starvation when the conflict was over. Haunted by memories, the Allies were determined that the end of the Second World War would not be followed by a similar disaster, and they began to lay plans long before victory was assured.
Confronted by an entire continent starving and uprooted, Allied planners devised strategies to help all 'displaced persons', and repatriate the fifteen million people who had been deprived of their homes and in many cases forced to work for the Germans. But over a million Jews, Poles, Ukrainians, Latvians, Lithuanians, Estonians and Yugoslavs refused to go home.
This book offers a radical reassessment of the aftermath of World War II. Unlike most recent writing about the 1940s, it assesses the events and personalities of that decade in terms of contemporary standards and values. This the true and epic story of how millions ultimately found relief, reconciliation and a place to call home.
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LibraryThing ReviewPrehľad pre používateľa - JohnJGaynard - www.librarything.com
This book by Ben Shephard is an impressively researched account of the successes and failures of the UNRRA programs that were put in place by the allies (often hindered by the Soviet Union) to deal ... Čítať celú recenziu
LibraryThing ReviewPrehľad pre používateľa - HadriantheBlind - LibraryThing
Interesting subject - the repatriation and recovery of displaced persons after WWII. Unfortunately the writing style and organization of the book were a tad murky, and I would have liked to see some information on the Pacific Theater. But interesting information all the same. Čítať celú recenziu