The 784th Tank Battalion in World War II: History of an African American Armored Unit in Europe (Paperback)Joe Wilson (author)
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Part of an effort to chronicle the history of the first African Americans to serve in armored units, this history recounts the service of the 784th Tank Battalion. Replete with observations and comments from veterans of the battalion, it paints a vivid picture of World War II as seen through the eyes of soldiers who had to confront second-class treatment by their army and fellow soldiers while enduring the horrors of war. It details the day-to-day activities of the 784th Tank Battalion, describing basic training, actual combat, occupation and, finally, the deactivation of the unit. Special emphasis is placed on the ways in which these war experiences contributed to the American civil rights movements of the 1960s.
Publisher: McFarland & Co Inc
Number of pages: 215
Weight: 525 g
Dimensions: 254 x 178 x 15 mm
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