Military Review English Edition July-August 2014 - Page 87

REVIEW ESSAY recognize the similarities between the current Uniform Code of Military Justice and the legal procedures regarding rape that were practiced in both the German and Russian Armies on the Russian front described by Regina Mühlhäuser and Marianna G. Muravyeva. Even the highly professional Wehrmacht had high rates on unpunished sexual assaults, treating rape as “a crime against discipline” rather than a capital crime. This book also demonstrates how women—both fighters and civilians—often endure the hardships of war. An essay by Norman M. Naimark describes the way that German women on the Russian front endured rape as punishment in response to German military atrocities. They were able to move forward with their lives by recording their experiences in me [