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5.0 out of 5 stars Harrowing history
An excellent book on a subject hardly known in the UK. It covers not only the economic problems of the occupied but also the social deprevation experienced of those behind the lines both during and after the conflict. If you read of the suffering of German soldiers in the front line you should also read this which equally illustrates only too well the abomination of...
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3.0 out of 5 stars A book on a seldom covered subject
I found this book in a museum gift shop in Ypres. It stood out because of its subject matter. While I have seen many books about the Great War, this is the first I have seen dedicated to the occupation.

While the book concentrates on France, there is a lot of coverage of Belgium too. Shortages, forced labour, resistance, German requisitioning/theft over four...
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5.0 out of 5 stars Harrowing history, 5 Jan 2011
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This review is from: The Long Silence: Civilian Life under the German Occupation of Northern France, 1914-1918 (Paperback)
An excellent book on a subject hardly known in the UK. It covers not only the economic problems of the occupied but also the social deprevation experienced of those behind the lines both during and after the conflict. If you read of the suffering of German soldiers in the front line you should also read this which equally illustrates only too well the abomination of war; but remember it was inflicted on the innocent and powerless.
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3.0 out of 5 stars A book on a seldom covered subject, 28 Nov 2007
This review is from: The Long Silence: Civilian Life under the German Occupation of Northern France, 1914-1918 (Paperback)
I found this book in a museum gift shop in Ypres. It stood out because of its subject matter. While I have seen many books about the Great War, this is the first I have seen dedicated to the occupation.

While the book concentrates on France, there is a lot of coverage of Belgium too. Shortages, forced labour, resistance, German requisitioning/theft over four years, and the important role played by Herbert Hoover in establishing food supplies to the occupied areas to help prevent starvation are all covered.

The role of women (as a source of labour, the writing of diaries and involvement in escape networks) feature prominently. You are also given a good feel for how varied the experiences of different regions was, with the level of oppression varying greatly.

This is certainly an informative book, but I felt it became a little repetitive, hence the three stars.
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