American WWII GIs were dangerous sex-crazed rapists who the French feared as much as the Germans, explosive book claims
Book 'debunks myth that the GI were manly and always behaved well'
By 1944 women in Normandy 'filed complaints about rapes by US soldiers'
Debauchery, lawlessness and institutional racism are chronicled in book
Penned by Mary Roberts, a history professor at the University of Wisconsin
Veterans Affairs rep says there is 'no way' to reprimand the U.S. soldiers
Comes just after Sexual Assault Prevention Month in the U.S., where the military is under fire for string of high-profile assault cases
Japanese politician also just claimed that American soldiers used their women as 'sex slaves' during WWII
By Allan Hall
PUBLISHED: 07:58 EST, 29 May 2013 | UPDATED: 13:38 EST, 29 May 2013
A controversial new book about ordinary American soldiers fighting in France in WW2 claims that many civilians did not think them liberators but as sex-mad rapists, thieves and robbers.
'What Soldiers Do: Sex and the American GI in World War II France,' by Mary Louise Roberts, a history professor at the University of Wisconsin, shatters the myth nurtured by the western Allies that GIs were welcomed everywhere they went after four years of Nazi occupation.
Professor Roberts said that what the French got instead, when the first soldiers swarmed ashore at Omaha Beach in Normandy on D-Day, was 'a veritable tsunami of male lust' which the ordinary French citizen came to fear as much as their German oppressors.
The inflammatory account is likely to trigger outrage among U.S. veterans who saw many of their comrades die on the battlefields of France.
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