Download PDF by Kenneth D. Alford: American Crimes and the Liberation of Paris: Robbery, Rape

By Kenneth D. Alford

ISBN-10: 0786496800

ISBN-13: 9780786496808

The Allies’ victorious march into Paris in 1944 used to be met with cheering crowds of liberated Parisians. After the cheering stopped, American deserters and their French cohorts violently exploited town with the ruthless potency of the Chicago mobs of the Nineteen Twenties. good prepared, and seriously armed, those GIs-turned-gangsters made large gains at the thriving black marketplace with their limitless offers of gas, cigarettes and different commodities. in addition to this illicit firm got here rape, homicide, theft, prostitution and epidemic venereal sickness. American army justice labored at controlling the crime wave, dealing with approximately 8,000 felony investigations within the yr after liberation, yet purely the tip of the struggle in 1945 positioned a cease to it. This publication identifies either French and American offenders.

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