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Kentucky Live! presents Antonio Thompson

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Some 371,000 German prisoners of war were held in the United States between 1941 and 1947 including 9,000 in Kentucky. On the evening of February 10, 2011, Professor Antonio Thompson, a historian from Austin Peay University, who recently taught at West Point, talked about how they came to be here, what they did during the war, the problems involved in managing POW camps and their eventual return to Europe after the war at Barnes & Noble in Bowling Green Kentucky. His talk was part of the WKU Libraries’ Kentucky Live! talk series.

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Telephone: 931-221-7915

Email: thompsonas@apsu.edu

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Kentucky Live! presents Housing German Prisoners of War in Kentucky

Thursday, Feb. 10, 7:00pm at Barnes & Noble. A free, swipe-able event.

Dr. Antonio ThompsonProfessor Antonio Thompson, Dept. of History, Austin Peay State University, Clarksville, TN

Some 371,000 German prisoners of war were held in the United States between 1941 and 1947 including 9,000 in Kentucky. Professor Thompson, a historian from Austin Peay University, who recently taught at West Point, will talk about how they came to be here, what they did during the war, the problems involved in managing POW camps and their eventual return to Europe after the war. He’s the author of two recent books on the topic. In German Jackboots on Kentucky Bluegrass he discusses the housing of German prisoners of war in Kentucky. In his newest book Men in German Uniform: POWS in America During World War II published in November, 2010 by the University of Tennessee Press, he broadens his focus to discuss German prisoners housed throughout the United States.

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