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This book, "The Margraten Boys," deals with the efforts of the Dutch people to preserve the memory of those soldiers who lie in their soil

This book, "The Margraten Boys," deals with the efforts of the Dutch people to preserve the memory of those soldiers who lie in their soil. Dr. Schrijvers writes with amazing detail regarding the various roadblocks and concerns that had to be contended with to make this hallowed ground for soldiers a reality. He also cites many examples of the relationships forged between the families of the fallen and their Dutch adopters. Schrijvers is able to gracefully touch upon the aftermath of war, the human costs of war, and most especially - he tells the story of what a group of people,.

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PETER SCHRIJVERS Author of four other books on World War II, among them The Crash of Ruin: American Combat Soldiers in. .How a European Village Kept America's Liberators Alive.

PETER SCHRIJVERS Author of four other books on World War II, among them The Crash of Ruin: American Combat Soldiers in Europe during World War II and Bloody Pacific: American Soldiers at War with Japan. He teaches American and International History at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia.

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For generations, local families, grateful for the sacrifice of their liberators from Nazi occupation, have cared for not only the graves, but the memories, of over 10,000 US soldiers in the cemetery of Margraten in the Netherlands.

Over half the American dead were repatriated to the US with the rest re-interred in the expanded Margraten cemetery. Schrijvers, Peter (2012). The Margraten Boys How a European Village Kept America's Liberators Alive. London: Palgrave MacMillan.

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No "Lampada" organization was started in North America, and so the Lamp remained in the custody of Ken and . p. 5. ^ a b c d Schrijvers, Peter (15 Mar 2012). The Margraten Boys: How a European Village Kept America's Liberators Alive.

No "Lampada" organization was started in North America, and so the Lamp remained in the custody of Ken and Kay Guthrie. The Lamp was a focal point at a ceremony in Sainte-Agathe, Quebec in 1959. A Mrs. Stockdale, National President of the Mothers of the Silver Cross Association laid the Lamp at the base of the Cenotaph.

Village Kept America's Liberators Alive 9780230346642 by Peter Schrijvers

The Margraten Boys: How a European Village Kept America's Liberators Alive 9780230346642 by Peter Schrijvers. Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan. FREE shipping to most Australian states. For generations, local families, grateful for the sacrifice of their liberators from Nazi occupation, have cared for not only the graves, but the memories, of over 10,000 US soldiers in the cemetery of Margraten in the Netherlands.

Although you'll find a number of miltary related paragraphs in the book, it is not a military historybook about the men who are buried in Margraten, or the battles in which they fell.

The Margraten Boys: How a European Village Kept America's Peter Schrijvers - posted in BOOK REPORTS: The Margraten Boys: How a European Village Kept Americas. Although you'll find a number of miltary related paragraphs in the book, it is not a military historybook about the men who are buried in Margraten, or the battles in which they fell.

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Harrowing and redeeming, this is the history of a unique 'adoption' system. For generations, local families, grateful for the sacrifice of their liberators from Nazi occupation, have cared for not only the graves, but the memories, of over 10,000 US soldiers in the cemetery of Margraten in the Netherlands.

Comments: (7)

Ylal
What buyer's should know is that the pricey hardcover version of this book does NOT come with a dust jacket. I bought this for my husband for Father's Day as a new copy directly through Amazon and thought I'd received a used book in error. So, I contacted Amazon and they promptly sent me another...just the same. I spoke directly with an Amazon customer rep (who was great), but she also didn't understand why it had arrived that way, when clearly the photo shows the photo of a young soldier seated. She was able to get the contact information for the publisher in England for me. I contacted them and learned that the hardcover does not have a dust jacket and that the image displayed on Amazon is for the softcover version of the book. That should be made clear in the description, so as not to cause confusion by buyers. I have never purchased a hardcover book, particularly one this costly, that didn't have either a dust jacket or a drawing on the cover. It was surprising. The book, itself, is wonderful and is deserving of 5 stars.
Wel
Like other reviewers, I too have a relative in Margraten Cemetery. He is someone I've never met but someone who was well-loved, respected and still talked about in the family. He didn't make it to see the age of 19 before war and then death took him away from his family. Our family has been blessed to have been in correspondence with the two families that since 1946 or so, have tended to his grave.

This book, "The Margraten Boys," deals with the efforts of the Dutch people to preserve the memory of those soldiers who lie in their soil. Dr. Schrijvers writes with amazing detail regarding the various roadblocks and concerns that had to be contended with to make this hallowed ground for soldiers a reality. He also cites many examples of the relationships forged between the families of the fallen and their Dutch adopters. Dr. Schrijvers is able to gracefully touch upon the aftermath of war, the human costs of war, and most especially - he tells the story of what a group of people, despite the odds, can accomplish with perseverance and great care. Our men and women who rest at Margraten Cemetery are in good hands for a very long time, and I think I speak for many, in saying we are grateful.

Thank you for writing this excellent book Dr. Schrijvers - it deepens the respect that we have for the Dutch people who continue tirelessly to remember and honor those who repose among them. I would highly recommend this book to anyone who has an interest in WWII in the European Theatre or simply WWII in general. Even if you don't have a personal connection to Margraten or the Dutch people, you will finish this book with a new appreciation for the sacrifices of the fallen and be endeared to their adopters.
Unirtay
My wife and I were just there. Her great-uncle is buried at Margraten - he died flying a B-24 from Old Buckenham Airfield in Norfolk. We met his Dutch grave adopters and attended Memorial Day ceremonies with them at the Cemetery, so reading this book was directly relevant to me. If you are not particularly interested in this exact story, you could find the book too long. The author goes into sometimes overwhelming detail in covering the situation from WWII to present, but he makes it clear how important is the Dutch-American relationship, and the feelings of the people of Limburg.
Beabandis
Well-written and very informative. It documents a part of the history of WW II that is little known to most Americans and gives deserved credit to the Dutch for the care that they have shown for the graves of those who liberated Holland in the last days of the 3rd Reich.

Excellent! This narrative gives long-overdue credit to the people of Holland for the continuing care and respect that they exhibit for the graves and memory of their LIBERATORS from the insane tyranny of their Nazi occupiers during World War 2. God Bless Them!
Dominator
I have an uncle buried at Margraten who I was finally able to visit in 2012. The men buried there are still so highly revered that the mere mention I made to locals as to why I was in Maastricht, or at the cemetery, made them take pause. When I found out that the graves were all adopted I immediately wanted to know who had adopted my uncle's grave, and was given the email of the committee. Eventually I was contacted by the young family who now care for my uncle. I then forwarded their email on to my cousin. Now the adopters know all about Billy H. Huish and have photos of him with the wife he left behind, and the son he never knew in this life.

This was a great book to read as one whose relative is a Margraten Boy.
IWAS
Having an uncle buried within the Netherlands American Cemetery at Margraten, this book gives me a greater appreciation of the Dutch people and of their efforts to ‘adopt’ the fallen American soldiers interred near that community.
The Dutch family who adopted my uncle in 1946 still tends his grave to this day, and each of the over 8000 other graves has a family who have adopted their American soldier for over 70 years.
Globus
This book was interesting to me because I have a cousin buried there and have visited the cemetery at Margraten. The same family has cared for my cousin's grave ever since he was buried here. This task is passed down from generation to generation. The book describes how this service was started and how it has continues through the years.
This book was very meaningful to me in that my faher is buried in this cemetery. I have visited there several times, met a number of the Dutch families and know my father's adopter quite well. He is the third generation to have that honor. My father lived in the adopter's grandfather's home not too long before his death so it was natural that he (the grandfather) would adopt my father's grave. He did so and sent my mother many letters and pictures of the cemetery. When he passed away the adoption passed on to his son and now the current adopter is HIS son. And so it goes - generation after generation. The Dutch are amazing people.
The Margraten Boys: How a European Village Kept America's Liberators Alive download epub
Humanities
Author: P. Schrijvers
ISBN: 0230346634
Category: Other
Subcategory: Humanities
Language: English
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan; 2012 edition (February 23, 2012)
Pages: 319 pages