Shelves: women. The sexual predation, and the blithe response of the American military leadership, also caused serious friction between the two nations just as they were attempting to settle questions of long-term control over the liberated territories and the restoration of French sovereignty.
She was deployed to Afghanistan until end of June There are many more generalizations that go beyond the scope of this review. Sex may have been given freely in the initial heady days of liberation, but it quickly became a commodity.
I recommend it for anyone who worships the so-called "Greatest Generation. Overall a good book, although some of her arguments seem pretty thin.
I speed-read the book, but it is a wonderful commentary on the history of sexual relations between American GIs and the French, particularly in Normandy and Paris. Christopher R. A lot of pressure on this book. Cheap shot to fellow UW historian Ambrose was below the belt. This prejudice was reinforced in the early days of liberation as women suspected of sexual liaisons with Nazi soldiers were paraded, shaven- headed, through the streets while other equally available young French women eagerly greeted their American liberators with public kisses.
Kennedy, author of Freedom from Fear "Mary Louise Roberts's provocative counter-narrative of America's 'good war' reveals the fraught entanglements of gender and race, sex, sexual violence and racism, commerce and romance, in the Franco-American encounter from D-day through the first year of uneasy peace.
GIs arrived on French soil with preconceived sexual fantasies and an ingrained belief in the decadence of French women.
Repetitive, seemed to constantly go over previously stated material. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Well, conflicted. CBS News. First, absent any statistical material it is impossible to say how general the phenomena the author describes really were.
Bluebirds were the first women to vote legally in a Canadian federal election. The material that she discovered in archival and other sources was fascinating, however. So, where does that leave me? University of Chicago Press: E. She has written two previous books on French history.
Many of the men were [hanged] in the towns where the rape, alleged rape, occurred.