Other Losses: an Investigation into the Mass Deaths of German Prisoners at the Hands of the Americans and the French after World War Two.
The new revised paperback edition reissued in 2011 by Talonbooks of Vancouver, 322 pages, illustrations, maps, and an expanded bibliography. ISBN 978-0-88922-665-4. CA $30.00. Autographed by the author. Free shipping within North America.
Other Losses is still available in German as Der geplante Tod: Deutsche Kriegsgefangene in amerikanischen und franzözischen Lagern 1945 -1946 in the 2008 large print hardcover format. 480 pages, illustrations. ISBN 978-3-932381-46-1. Pour le Mérite, Verlag für Militärgeschichte, Postfach 52,D 24236 Selent. Germany
View a related video below, or go to James’ YouTube page Peace for Germany.
Peace for Germany is a brief video which describes recent efforts at reconciliation between Germans and Americans.
On October 31, 2011, retired US Army Major Merritt Drucker arranged for an international meeting, held in Washington, in which he apologized for the maltreatment of German POW held by the Allies.
Former Bundeswehr officer, Colonel Max Klaar accepted the apology and presented a proposal for an official peace treaty, between Germany and the Allies. No treaty has ever been signed to end that war, which therefore continues with the occupation of Germany by 100 US military bases. James Bacque introduced the latest edition of his book, Other Losses.
Witnessing the ceremony with approval was a former Senior Historian of the United States Army Center for Military History Col. Dr. Ernest F. Fisher. Fisher had collaborated with Bacque in all the basic research for Bacque’s pioneering work and wrote the Foreword to Other Losses.
Time magazine – :
“Stunning…” October 1989
Stephen E. Ambrose, biographer of Eisenhower – :
“a truth so terrible I really can’t bear it…a major historical discovery…”
Richard Overy in The Sunday Observer, 19 August, 1990. – :
“…a sober and disturbing book… There is nothing to be lost by owning up. Germans have been doing it for 45 years.”
Julian Barnes in The Independent on Sunday, 7 October, 1990. – :
“…a brave and dogged book which ferrets out one of the war’s least welcome secrets, one which tarnishes the victory…”
The Globe and Mail – :
“…a hornet’s nest…”