Blood in the Snow, Blood on the Grass

Blood in the Snow, Blood on the Grass : Treachery, Torture, Murder and Massacre - France 1944

3 (1 rating by Goodreads)
By (author) 

List price: US$29.96

Currently unavailable

We can notify you when this item is back in stock

Add to wishlist

AbeBooks may have this title (opens in new window).

Try AbeBooks

Description

D-Day, 6 June 1944; a day that has gone down in history as one of the most crucial steps towards Allied victory of the Second World War. But what is known of the thousands of young Frenchmen and women who were formed into small, untrained armies and used as bait by the Allied powers to distract the German forces from the invasion beaches? These civilians were scattered through the French forests and hill country, and they believed that Allied forces would arrive to help them drive the hated Nazi occupiers out of France; but this support never arrived. Instead they were abandoned, to be hunted down by collaborationist French paramilitaries, Wehrmacht and Waffen-SS troops. Those that were lucky died quickly; the unlucky ones survived - they were brutally raped and tortured before being shot, or were deported to death camps in Germany. With rare, striking and often harrowing photographs of the people, places and events of this period, Boyd reveals the startling truth of the prologue to the D-Day landings, highlighting atrocities that should never be forgotten.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 192 pages
  • 156 x 236 x 24mm | 498.95g
  • The History Press Ltd
  • Stroud, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0752470264
  • 9780752470269
  • 896,248

About Douglas Boyd

Douglas Boyd has lived in France for more than 30 years and personally interviewed hundreds of survivors of the German occupation. His books, which include "April Queen" and "French Foreign Legion" have been translated into 17 languages.show more

Rating details

1 ratings
3 out of 5 stars
5 0% (0)
4 0% (0)
3 100% (1)
2 0% (0)
1 0% (0)
Book ratings by Goodreads
Goodreads is the world's largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. We're featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Close X