The Sexual Behavior of American GIs During the Early Years of the Occupation of Germany

TitleThe Sexual Behavior of American GIs During the Early Years of the Occupation of Germany
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1998
AuthorsWilloughby, John
JournalThe Journal of Military History
Volume62
Issue1
Date Published01/1998
Abstract

During the first years of the occupation of Germany after World War II, the apparently unrestrained sexual activity of American soldiers was a major concern to US Army commanders. Efforts to control fraternization failed, venereal disease plagued the army, and the behavior of many soldiers exacerbated German-American tensions. Ultimately, sexual conflict within Germany abated, largely because of the domestication of the occupation force through the importation of the wives and children of American soldiers, the granting of permission to German women to marry American soldiers, and the political and economic recovery of West Germany.

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