Lone Star Stalag

Lone Star Stalag : German Prisoners of War at Camp Hearne

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Between 1943 and 1945 nearly fifty thousand German prisoners of war, mostly from the German Afrika Korps, lived and worked at seventy POW camps across Texas. Camp Hearne, located on the outskirts of rural Hearne, Texas, was one of the first and largest German prisoner-of-war camps in the United States. Waters and his research team tell the story of the five thousand German soldiers held there during World War II. The book reveals the shadow world of Nazism that existed in the camp, adding darkness to a story that is otherwise optimistic and in places even humorous.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 157.5 x 233.7 x 17.8mm | 385.56g
  • Texas A & M University Press
  • College Station, United States
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 67 b&w photos, 6 maps, 9 tables, bib., index
  • 1585445452
  • 9781585445455
  • 2,428,674

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"From the cement slabs and decaying foundations of Camp Hearne, the authors have constructed a riveting narrative that makes an innovative contribution to Texas and World War II history." "It is well written, engaging, and original . . . will fill an important gap in our knowledge of World War Two on the homefront . . . Waters' book is the only book to examine the history of a single camp, and that in Texas, complete with interviews with former prisoners, guards, and local townspeople. Even more important, Waters' book is also an archaeological examination of the campsite, based on the detailed labor of dozens of young archaeological students over a period of some four years. Waters details their findings, to reveal the daily experiences of the more than 4,000 German soldiers who spent the war year in Texas. Prof. Waters and his team have unearthed a treasure trove of information which will be of interest to historians, archaeologists, history buffs, and specialists of Texas history, alike."--Arnold Krammer, author, "Nazi Prisoners of War in America "and "Hitler's Last Soldier in ""America".""--Arnold Krammer, author, Nazi Prisoners of War in America and Hitler s" It is well written, engaging, and original . . . will fill an important gap in our knowledge of World War Two on the homefront . . . Waters book is the only book to examine the history of a single camp, and that in Texas, complete with interviews with former prisoners, guards, and local townspeople. Even more important, Waters book is also an archaeological examination of the campsite, based on the detailed labor of dozens of young archaeological students over a period of some four years. Waters details their findings, to reveal the daily experiences of the more than 4,000 German soldiers who spent the war year in Texas. Prof. Waters and his team have unearthed a treasure trove of information which will be of interest to historians, archaeologists, history buffs, and specialists of Texas history, alike.--Arnold Krammer, author, Nazi Prisoners of War in America and Hitlers Last Soldier in America. -- Arnold Krammer, author, Nazi Prisoners of War in America and Hitlersshow more

About Michael R. Waters

MICHAEL R. WATERS is a professor of anthropology and geography at Texas A&M University in College Station and is Director of the Center for the Study of the First Americans.show more

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