Added: August 9, 2014 – Last updated: October 1, 2016
Title: What Soldiers Do
Subtitle: Sex and the American GI in World War II France
Program: New Books in French Studies
Channel: New Books Network
Date: May 24, 2013
Duration: 1:05:57 min.
Link: New Books Network (Free Access)
Publication: Roberts, Mary L. What Soldiers Do: Sex and the American GI in World War II France. Chicago 2013. – Bibliographic Entry: Info
»Tracking soldiers from the villages and towns of Northern France, to the “Silver Foxhole” of Paris, to tribunals that convicted a disproportionate number of African-American soldiers of rape, Mary Louise Roberts’ latest book reveals a side of the Liberation of 1944-45 that is typically obscured in histories of the D-Day landings and the months that followed. What Soldiers Do: Sex and the American GI in World War II France (University of Chicago Press, 2013) draws on a wealth of material from French and American archives to show us that the war was an experience saturated with sights, sounds, smells, tastes, and touch. Battles were critical, of course, but so too was sex.
Wikipedia: History of Europe: History of France | History of the Americas: History of the United States / History of the United States (1918–45) | Types of rape: Wartime sexual violence | War: World War II / Rape during the liberation of France, United States war crimes