Len's Summary: A revisionist historian looks at German looting, arson and executions of Belgian civilians asserting that these were neither figments of Entente propaganda, nor simply results of collective paranoia (fear of franc tireurs), but rather part of a deliberate campaign of terrorism ordered by military authorities. The author is a Princeton Ph.D. Another in a lengthening series of books examining German military government and occupation policies in World War One. // Detailed narrative of the German invasion of Belgium and the violence against civilians that accompanied it. See also German Atrocities, 1914: A History of Denial winner of the Tomlinson Prize for 2002.
Ambassador Shurtleff, a retired American Foreign Service officer who served as President of The World War One Historical Association and as a past President of The Western Front Association – U S Branch, passed away on January 22, 2014. The searchable version of Len’s Bookshelf was created and will be maintained in his honor.