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Since france unlike the british or later the soviets held no german prisoners after the june 1940 armistice the reich had no fears that the vichy government could retaliate against its own soldiers nevertheless french colonial soldiers fared far better than soviet pows in the hands of the reich. Building on his earlier work that examined the specific causations of german atrocities against black french soldiers in the campaign of 1940 raffael scheck has now broadened the scope of his research to include the treatment of all french colonial troops taken prisoner during the second world war. French colonial soldiers in german captivity during world war ii follows the soldiers from frances colonial empire from their assignment to pow camps to their postwar repatriation it does so on the basis of very careful and extensive work in relevant archives in europe and in the united states as well as an astounding command of the relevant literature in french german and english. From its opening account of the german capture of a group of french african soldiers among them senegalese independence leader lopold senghor raffael schecks french colonial soldiers in german captivity during world war ii draws together histories of german occupation french collaboration and colonial liberationthe work examines the experiences of the nearly 100000 french colonial . French colonial soldiers in german captivity during world war ii kindle edition by scheck raffael download it once and read it on your kindle device pc phones or tablets use features like bookmarks note taking and highlighting while reading french colonial soldiers in german captivity during world war ii