Wehrmacht Ss

Author: J.-F. Borsarello
Publisher: Editions Heimdal
ISBN: 9782840482192
Size: 36.29 MB
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The period 1941 - 1942 marked a decisive and unexpected turning point in the way the Nazis looked on the issue of "non-aryans" in their ranks. Following high losses in Russia, the need for replacement troops was very great. As a consequence, Bosnians, Arabs, Asians, Trans-Caucasians and Indian soldiers were all enlisted in the Wehrmacht and even in the Waffen-SS. More thank a million such men served. This large format book from Heimdal, illustrated with more than 300 photographs, badges, flags, maps, uniforms and other documents, tells the little known story of these troops. REVIEWS " very useful reference on a subject not well covered. The authors have done a great job in researching the topic, and it shows... If you are interested in some of the lesser known aspects of the Wehrmacht, this is a great book to have. " Internet Modeler, 10/07 "... cover the subject with a knowledge and completeness military historians as well as collectors of military memorabilia will find uniquely informative and satisfying. Collectors of militaria will appreciate especially the photographs of unit patches and related insignias and the ones of fezes and other ethnic garb which became a part of the uniforms of the foreign soldiers...." Henry Berry, book reviewer 11/07 "...there is much information to be gleaned ... from the many wartime photos and color artwork depicting dress, headgear, weapons, rank and unit insignia, medals and decorations, and banners. Those interested in the more exotic military units of the Wehrmacht and SS will find much of interest in this book." Military Trader/ Military Vehicles, March 2008

Women S Writing And Muslim Societies

Author: Sharif Gemie
Publisher: University of Wales Press
ISBN: 0708325416
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Women’s Writing and Muslim Societies looks at the rise in works concerning Muslim societies by both western and Muslim women – from pioneering female travellers like Freya Stark and Edith Wharton in the early twentieth century, whose accounts of the Orient were usually playful and humorous, to the present day and such works as Azar Nafisi’s Reading Lolita in Tehran and Betty Mahmoody’s Not Without My Daughter, which present a radically different view of Muslim Societies marked by fear, hostility and even disgust. The author, Sharif Gemie, also considers a new range of female Muslim writers whose works suggest a variety of other perspectives that speak of difficult journeys, the problems of integration, identity crises and the changing nature of Muslim cultures; in the process, this volume examines varied journeys across cultural, political and religious borders, discussing the problems faced by female travellers, the problems of trans-cultural romances and the difficulties of constructing dialogue between enemy camps.