Stanford, California : Hoover Institution Press, 2019.
Book — xxv, 123 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 x 29 cm.
Underway : aboard the MS Day Star
Nouméa, New Caledonia
Milne Bay, New Guinea
New Caledonia, second tour
Underway : aboard the USS J. Franklin Bell
Okinawa, Ryukyu Islands of Japan
Finally, it was over.
The Battalion Artist explores the three years, three months, and three days of Nat Bellantoni's life on the Pacific front in World War II. He had known since childhood that he wanted to be-that he in fact was-an artist. When he packed his seabag and took leave of his family and his sweetheart to go to war, he knew that the best way to manage the narrative of his life and to cope with the ups and downs of his feelings was to create images-visual records that spoke of what he felt, as well as what he saw. In this stunning book filled with authentic World War II images-many in full color-we see and feel the intensity of wartime life through the eyes of a talented young artist who was also a US Navy Seabee. Natale Bellantoni, a young art student from Boston, sailed across the Pacific in 1943-45 and returned home with a sea chest of art and photographs documenting his experiences in New Caledonia, New Guinea, the Admiralty Islands, and Okinawa. His subject matter was his daily life: endless weeks at sea, harbors and ships, men at work, airstrips, the local countryside, and the view of enemy planes overhead at night from his fox hole. Now collected in a lavishly illustrated volume, his watercolors, sketches, and photographs offer a window onto one of the most significant moments in American history. The Battalion Artist explores the World War II experiences of Nat Bellantoni, but it reflects the story of an entire generation. (source: Nielsen Book Data)
Book — xiv, 410 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Introduction : the choice
Escape to Switzerland
The beginnings of Dutch-Paris
Extending the line through Brussels
Allies in Paris and Toulouse
Over the mountains
Catastrophe in Paris
The Gestapo knocks
Sociaalwerk in the chaos of war
Waiting for news
Conclusion : the helper's courage.
Of all the resistance organizations that operated during the war, about which much has been written, one stands out for its transnational character, the diversity of the tasks its members took on, and the fact that, unlike many of the known evasion lines, it was not directed by Allied officers, but rather by group of ordinary citizens. Between 1942 and 1945, they formed a network to smuggle Dutch Jews and others targeted by the Nazis south into France, via Paris, and then to Switzerland. This network became known as the Dutch-Paris Escape Line, eventually growing to include 300 people and expanding its reach into Spain. Led by Jean Weidner, a Dutchman living in France, many lacked any experience in clandestine operations or military tactics, and yet they became one of the most effective resistance groups of the Second World War. Dutch-Paris largely improvised its operations-scrounging for food on the black market, forging documents, and raising cash. Hunted relentlessly by the Nazis, some were even captured and tortured. In addition to Jews, those it helped escape the clutches of the Nazis included resistance fighters, political foes, Allied airmen, and young men looking to get to London to enlist. As the need grew more desperate, so did the bravery of those who rose to meet it. Using recently declassified archives, The Escape Line tells the story of the Dutch-Paris and the thousands of people it saved during World War II. Koreman, who was given exclusive access to many of the archives, is herself the daughter of Dutch parents who were part of the resistance, offers the definitive account of this largely untold story. (source: Nielsen Book Data)
Dedication Acknowledgments Contents Introduction PART I - THE SONGS AND THEIR CREATORS
Chapter 1 THE SONGS OF THE WAR YEARS: Themes, Tunes, and Trends Prewar Songs and Their Influence Blitzkrieg: The Early War Songs Farewell to Normality: The Early Lyrical Songs War Is Here To Stay: Songs about Wartime Life Victory on the Horizon: The Tone Shifts Victory Becomes a Reality Chronologies, Shifts, and Variations in The Wartime Songs
Chapter 2 THE SOLDIERS OF THE SONG FRONT: Composers and Poets during the War The Composers The Poet-Lyricists Relations between Composers and Poets Remuneration: Contracts and Contests Amateur Song Writing Critiques and Debates on Song
Chapter 3 COMMAND AND CONTROL: Official Policy and Institutional Responsibility over Song The Creative Unions Party and State Structures Trade Unions and Other Organizations Military Involvement Censorship Control International Relations and the Arts Conclusions PART II - SONG DISTRIBUTION AND RECEPTION
Chapter 4 PRINT, PLASTIC, AND SOUND WAVES: Mass Media and Song Distribution Songbooks and Other Musical Publications Newspapers Radio Records Film Conclusions
Chapter 5 BALL GOWNS AND BOMBS: Performers and Brigades in Battle and at Home Diversity and Quantity of Performance Groups The Response to War The Experience of War: Brigade Travel, Performances and Living Conditions At the Front In Home Towns In the Rear Working Together PART III - SONG RECEPTION AND LEGACY
Chapter 6 FROM DAWN 'TIL DUSK: Song in Everyday Life Audience and Memory Children's Experiences Home Front Adult Experiences Song at the Front The Power of Song
Chapter 7 THE LEGACY OF THE WAR SONGS The Audience The State Fans and Idols Song Function The Legacy in the Body Post War Images of Freedom Conclusion Bibliography
Appendix 2 Appendix 3.
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A woman wearing a ballgown singing in the snow for returning ski troops; a technician's tears ruining a master recording of a new wartime song; fresh recruits spontaneously standing and doffing their caps to a new song, thereby creating the new wartime anthem. This well researched, multi-faceted book depicts the relationship between song and society during WWII in the USSR. Chapter topics range from the creation and distribution of the songs to how the public received and shaped them. The body of song that came out of that era created a true cultural legacy which reflected both the hearts of the individuals fighting as well as the narrative of the party and state in bringing the nation to victory. (source: Nielsen Book Data)
New Haven : Yale University Press ; Stanford, Calif. : Hoover Institution, Stanford University, 
Book — xi, 308 pages : map ; 24 cm.
Introduction: Exploiting "human raw material"
Food: "Whoever does not work, shall not eat"
Prisoners: "The contingent"
Health: "Physical labor capability"
Illness and mortality: "Lost labor days"
Invalids: "Inferior workforce"
Releases: "Unloading the ballast"
Power: "We are not doctors but delousers"
Selection: "The more (and less) valuable human element"
Exploitation: "Labor utilization"
Epilogue: Deaths and deceptions.
A new and chilling study of lethal human exploitation in the Soviet forced labor camps, one of the pillars of Stalinist terror In a shocking new study of life and death in Stalin's Gulag, historian Golfo Alexopoulos suggests that Soviet forced labor camps were driven by brutal exploitation and often administered as death camps. The first study to examine the Gulag penal system through the lens of health, medicine, and human exploitation, this extraordinary work draws from previously inaccessible archives to offer a chilling new view of one of the pillars of Stalinist terror. (source: Nielsen Book Data)
2nd revised edition. - [Berlin] : Dokumentationszentrum NS-Zwangsarbeit der Stiftung Topographie des Terrors, 
Book — 271 pages : Illustrations ; 27 cm
"The exhibition shows the everyday lives of the men, women and children carted off to work -- at the camp, duirng work, and in dealing with Germans. It illustrated the extent to which the forced labourers' lives were dominated by the strict racist hierarchy of the Nazi regime. This catalogue records key content from the permanent exhibition with many, in some cases unknown photographs, documents and objects on the history of Nazi Forced Labour and its consequences. It also includes numerous biographies of forced labourers and of Germans -- perperators, profiteers, onlookers and helpers"-- p.4 of cover.
Gewone helden' vertelt de boeiende verhalen van mannen en vrouwen in Nederland, België, Frankrijk en Zwitserland die hun leven riskeerden om duizenden mensen te helpen vluchten voor de nazi's. Over de oorlog en het verzet is veel geschreven, vaak over bekende verzetshelden en overlevenden van de Holocaust. Minder aandacht was er voor de vele anonieme mensen die op allerlei manieren vluchtelingen hielpen of in veiligheid brachten. Zo waren zo'n 340 mannen en vrouwen betrokken bij de ontsnappingslijn van het netwerk Dutch-Paris, opgezet door Jean Henri Weidner. Langs deze zorgvuldig geconstrueerde vluchtroute via België en Frankrijk naar Zwitserland en Spanje ontsnapten tussen 1942 en 1945 ruim 3000 mensen aan de nazi's. Mede dankzij het persoonlijke archief van Weidner zijn de verhalen van de vluchters en verzetsplegers van Dutch-Paris boven tafel gekomen. Dit boek geeft gewone helden een naam en een gezicht.
[Place of publication not identified] : RCT Publishing, 
Book — 242 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Ask any GI who served in the Pacific during World War Two if he "climbed the stairs" on Hotel Street in downtown Honolulu, Hawaii, and if he says "Yes" the feller has a story to tell you. Hotel Street was the military's best kept open secret and probably helped win the war. At least Harry thought so. That would be "Hotel Street Harry, " the newspaper byline of an anonymous U.S. Army reporter who felt it his solemn and sacred duty to investigate and inform the ranks of soldiers, sailors, marines and coast guarders of the "goings-on" and "what-have-yous" happening in the GI carnival, as Harry "advisedly" described it, that was wartime Hotel Street. Compiled into one volume for the first time, the complete works of Hotel Street Harry, March 1, 1943 to May 12, 1945. (source: Nielsen Book Data)