Tag Info

Hot answers tagged

15

Yes, there were extensive rapes by American soldiers during the Second World War. During the Second World War American GIs in Europe raped around 14,000 civilian women, in England, France and Germany. There were around 3,500 rapes by American servicemen in France between June 1944 and the end of the war ... some Allied troops were punished for sexual ...


6

Semaphore's answer is excellent, as usual. Let me add just an anecdotal perspective. Is their any evidence that rape was perpetrated by American soldiers during WWII? My grand-mother, a teenager at the time, was part of a fairly active resistance network interacting with the British military. On the wake of the liberation of her area of France, her ...


4

As the previous answers document, rape was common among American soldiers. Negro soldiers were disproportionately punished, however, this was partially a side effect of their role in the war since they were service troops in the back lines they had a much greater opportunity to commit rape than men who were fighting in forward areas from which civilians had ...


4

After liberation of Normandy, US soldiers felt like it is time for reward and French women soon started complaining about behavior of the US soldiers in Normandy. Fear spread among the people in the France and that fear is best explained in this joke: "Our men had to disguise themselves under the Germans. But when the Americans came, we had to hide the ...


3

Actually, Portugal and England have the longest alliance in the world -- one signed in the Treaty of Windsor (1386). The Portuguese and English agreed that neutrality for Portugal was the most viable stance though Portugal helped the alliance in other ways like evacuating civilians from Gilbraltar to Madeira and allowing later in the war, bases in the ...


1

Establishment of a greater German Reich with all German popoulation and wide Germanizaition were to be implmented after final victory; Europe was to become utterly Germanic; We know from a reported discussion between general eduard wagner and Himmler that the latter suggested extermination of 80% of french and English populations after said victory, the ...


1

Japan tried to expand into China and South Asia. It had no condition to attack Russia in the North at the same time.



Only top voted, non community-wiki answers of a minimum length are eligible