Washington Times slams Mary Louise Roberts for book on WWII GI rapeHistorians in the News
tags: World War II, war crimes, atrocities, Washington Times, rape, United States
A controversial new book about American soldiers fighting in France in WWII charges that many civilians viewed them as rapists and thieves, rather than liberators, The Daily Mail reports.
History professor Mary Louise Roberts claims in her book, titled “What Soldiers Do: Sex and the American GI in World War II France,” that when the first soldiers swarmed ashore in Normandy, it was “a veritable tsunami of male lust” that French civilians came to fear as much as the Nazis, The Mail reports.
The book is set to release next month and is likely to stir significant outrage in the United States, where veterans are highly revered as heroes....