Savage Continent

One of the many aspects of the Second World War that make it unique among modern wars is the fact that vast numbers of civilians were taken prisoner along with the traditional military captives. Women and children, as well as men, were effectively treated as war booty. They were enslaved in a way that had not been seen in Europe since the time of the Roman Empire.

Keith Lowe, Savage Continent, (New York, St. Martin’s Press, 2012), 27.

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