I enjoyed the level of detail the author included in this book. Stars are assigned as follows: 96-100% completion 90-95% completion 85-90% completion 70-84% completion 0-69% completion Inventory on Biblio is continually updated, but because much of our booksellers' inventory is uncommon or even one-of-a-kind, stock-outs do happen from time to time. For the army cameraman, it helped to concentrate on the technical problems of filming. And finally, the many doctors had to find a cure to extreme malnutrition which is a task they were not prepared for. Shepherd draws attention to these problems very thoroughly but refuses to make judgements which is exactly correct.
Despite studying Nazi Germany to degree level I have never, until now really looked into Belsen and this book has put a lot in to context for me. There are many things I didn't really know. After Daybreak is the story of the men and women who faced that challenge — the army stretcher-bearers and ambulance drivers, medical students and relief workers who worked to save the inmates of Belsen — with the war still raging and only the most primitive drugs and facilities available. Bookseller: , Australia Biblio is a marketplace for book collectors comprised of thousands of independent, professional booksellers, located all over the world, who list their books for sale online so that customers like you can find them! My only disappointment is that the book makes no mention of the albeit brief contributions of American military personnel like those in my father's unit. They seemed to overlook so many of what I saw as practical tools and habits. For the first time, Shephard explores the humanitarian and medical issues surrounding the liberation of the camp and provides a detailed, illuminating account that is far more complex than had been previously revealed. The liberation of Bergen-Belsen by the British in April 1945 was a defining point in history: the moment the world finally became inescapably aware of the Holocaust.
He is the author of the critically acclaimed A War of Nerves: Soldiers and Psychiatrists 1914-1994 and The Long Road Home: The Aftermath of the Second World War. Why were the medical teams sent to Belsen so poorly equipped? After Daybreakis the story of the men and women who faced that challenge the army stretcher-bearers and ambulance drivers, medical students and relief workers who worked to save the inmates of Belsen with the war still raging and only the most primitive drugs and facilities available. This gripping book confronts the terrifying aftermath of war with questions that still haunt us today. Mostly they lay inert, occasionally they moaned as they were touched by the nurses. Readers will understand how important it was to completely destroy Nazism in Germany, so that new generations of Germans could rejoin the community of nations committed to democratic and humanitarian ideals.
As such, there were no gas chambers or incinerators at Belsen. The author, Ben Shepherd, has gone to great lengths to create a full picture of the day of liberation in April 1945 and the days that followed. Why were the medical teams sent to Belsen so poorly equipped? The camp became yet more overcrowded, the population growing from 15,257 at the end of 1944 to 44,000 by the end of March 1945, even though some 18,000 people had died there in that month alone. It was, however, not easy to watch a child choking to death from diphtheria when you knew that a tracheotomy and nursing would save it. Ben Shephard was an English historian, author and television producer.
For the first time, Shephard explores the humanitarian and medical issues surrounding the liberation of the camp and provides a detailed, illuminating account that is far more complex than had been previously revealed. Just an amazing and important book. And the taste is still in my mouth today. After Daybreak is the story of the army stretcher-bearers and ambulance drivers, medical students and relief workers who attempted to save the inmates of Belsen - with the war still raging and only the most primitive drugs and facilities available. The primary reason that there was so much dying after liberation was that the longest held inmates were being deliberately starved to death on account of Hitler's orders that no concentration camp inmates were to survive alive during the closing days of the Nazi regime. I have been to Belsen more times than I can count but have to say that, as is the case with some of those mentioned in the book, I did not have the 'emotional intelligence' to fully comprehend what happened.
Bookseller: , Ohio, United States Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, 2005. To view photographic images of the mass burial of Belsen dead is to know that hell exists. This was a compelling read about a race against time to attempt to revive mostly dying Belsen inmates liberated by the British military in April, 1945. After Daybreak brilliantly investigates the emergency operation following the British liberation of Belsen. Why were the medical teams sent to Belsen so poorly equipped? The subject matter makes me feel strange highly recommending this book, but this is one that will remain on my bookshelf and in my mind for a long time. It is also an important contribution to medical history.
These begin with the diary of a schoolteacher from Sarajevo and go on to include a lawyer from Amsterdam, a French musician, British colonels involved with the liberation, speeches from various members of the British Government, stretcher bearers and Red Cross volunteers, amongst others. Drawing on their diaries and letters, Ben Shephard reconstructs events at Belsen in the spring of 1945, from the first horror of its discovery through the agonizing process of trying to save the survivors. Shephard does not involve himself with long, laborious sentences, but with the presentation of facts, which he has presented in an accessible and fully explained manner. People by now were too weak to use the lavatory and were just lying there in their own faeces and urine which dripped down from one bunk to the next—quite appalling. Your order is also backed by our! The most famous of its inmates was Anne Frank, who sadly died of typhus just weeks before the camp was liberated. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact.
After Daybreak is a powerful and dramatic narrative, full of extraordinary incidents and characters. The spine may show signs of wear. There began to be reports of cannibalism among the inmates: of corpses being cut open and organs such as the liver extracted and eaten. The cruelty, baseness, and sheer inhumanity shown by the Nazis were absolutely stunning for me. Why, when specialists did arrive, did they get so much of the medicine plain wrong? Disclaimer:A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. I have had a life-long obsession with trying to understand the Holocaust - of course, it can't be understood,but I still believe reading everything I can about it is important so that we never forget that it happened.
All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. Or brown cloth in jacket. After reading the book through, I understood on a small level what they faced. If I could change anything it would be the way this story was conveyed. Remembering that the British knew nothing of the extent of death and horror here and were equipped only to move forward with their troops to finish the European war. The liberation of Bergen-Belsen by the British in April 1945 was a defining point in history: the moment the world finally became inescapably aware of the Holocaust. One major area of criticism is that there had been clear pre-liberation indications and hard intelligence as to what was transpiring at the camps, yet the planning and approach was undertaken largely in ignorance of the conditions.
But what happened after Belsen was liberated is still a matter of dispute. And I also firmly believe we must never let the world forget or dismiss the horror of the Holocaust. It was, for all of them, an overwhelming experience. Concentration camp liberation has never been told more carefully and more honestly than what I have read in this book. The main characters are the prisoners and the British soldiers trying to save their lives. Indeed, just reading these descriptions, to say nothing of transcribing them here, makes me uncomfortable.