Other Losses is a 1989 book by Canadian writer James Bacque, alleging that U.S. General Dwight D. Eisenhower intentionally caused the deaths by starvation or exposure of around a million German prisoners of war held in Western internment camps briefly after the Second World War. Other Losses charges that hundreds of thousands of German prisoners that had fled the Eastern front were designated as “Disarmed Enemy Forces” in order to avoid recognition under the Geneva Convention (1929), for the purpose of carrying out their deaths through disease or slow starvation. Other Losses cites documents in the U.S. National Archives and interviews with people who stated they witnessed the events. The book claims that a “method of genocide” was present in the banning of Red Cross inspectors, the returning of food aid, soldier ration policy, and policy regarding shelter building.
Max Hastings, newspaper editor, war reporter and author of more than 10 books of history, talks about the realities of the German military in World War 2. He sees it as the best in the war and possibly one of the best in history.
“The inescapable truth is that Hitler’s Wehrmacht was the outstanding fighting force of the Second World War, one of the greatest in history”
The continuation of “The Best Men didn’t Win”