A chronicle of the first black tank battalion in World War II follows these soldiers across Europe as they won hard-fought battles, and finally, liberated Buchenwald and Dachau. 35,000 first printing. TV tie-in. Tour.
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Companion volume to an upcoming PBS special, this work recounts the tragic saga of the 761st Tank Battalion, whose African American personnel trained for two years in the racist backwaters of the South, made a major contribution to Gen. George Patton's Third Army in the WW II European campaigns, then returned to the U.S. after the war to find that discrimination against them had grown worse. The 761st's military record is impressive. The battalion fought farther east than any other U.S. unit (but was prevented from making the historic link-up with the Red Army, a ceremony reserved for white troops), and led the way for U.S. forces in the liberation of Jewish survivors at Dachau and Buchenwald. In the saddest irony of all, the authors (all New York City film producers) describe how the African Americans received a warm welcome in England and from German civilians during occupation duty, and as a result were roundly resented by their white comrades in arms. Photos.
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Book Description Harcourt, 1992. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0151512833
Book Description Harcourt, Brace Jovanovich, 1992. Hard Cover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. First Edition. A recovered piece of African-American history. The story of the 761st US Army tank battalion composed of African-American soldiers who liberated the concentration camps Dachau and Buchanwald Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Bookseller Inventory # B05991
Book Description Harcourt, 1992. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0151512833
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