The enemy among us : POWs in Missouri during World War II / David Fiedler.
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|Location||Call Number / Copy Notes||Barcode||Shelving Location||Status||Due Date|
|Ohio Twp PL - Bell Road Library||940.5472 FIE (Text)||39206020815195||NonFiction||Available||-|
- ISBN: 1883982499 (alk. paper)
- ISBN: 9781883982492 (alk. paper)
- Physical Description: xiv, 466 p. : ill., 1 map : 24 cm.
- Publisher: St. Louis : Missouri Historical Society Press ; c2003.
|Bibliography, etc. Note:|| Includes bibliographical references (p. 445-449) and index.
|Formatted Contents Note:|| Coming to the United States: Life in the Camps -- Labor and Re-education Programs -- Camp Weingarten -- Camp Clark -- Fort Leonard Wood -- Camp Crowder -- St. Louis-Area Branch Camps -- Bootheel Camps -- Kansas City-Area Camps -- Central Missouri Camps -- Other Major Missouri Camps -- Leaving the Camps.
|Summary, etc.:|| "During World War II, more than fifteen thousand German and Italian soldiers came to Missouri. This was no invasionary force; rather these were prisoners of war, part of a flood of almost a half-million men captured and sent to the United States, held here until the end of the war.".
"Life as a POW in the thirty camps scattered across Missouri was a surprisingly pleasant experience. The men ate well and were quartered under the same conditions as the Americans assigned to guard them, and the prisoners often enjoyed a great deal of freedom. The internees worked on local farms, often "guarded" only by a bored GI snoozing under a shade tree. They organized camp theater troupes, sports leagues, and orchestras, and some prisoners studied at the camp library for classes at the POW "university."".
"For residents of the mostly small towns where these camps were located, the arrival of enemy POWs engendered a range of emotions - first fear and apprehension, then curiosity, and finally, in many cases, a feeling of fondness for the men they had come to know and like."--BOOK JACKET.
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