The Resource Forgotten : the untold story of D-day's black heroes, at home and at war, Linda Hervieux, (electronic resource)

Forgotten : the untold story of D-day's black heroes, at home and at war, Linda Hervieux, (electronic resource)

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Forgotten : the untold story of D-day's black heroes, at home and at war
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Forgotten
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the untold story of D-day's black heroes, at home and at war
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Linda Hervieux
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The injustices of 1940s Jim Crow America are brought to life in this extraordinary blend of military and social history, an account that pays tribute to the valor of an all-black battalion whose crucial contributions at D-day have gone unrecognized to this day.In the early hours of June 6, 1944, the 320th Barrage Balloon Battalion, a unit of African American soldiers, landed on the beaches of France. Their orders were to man a curtain of armed balloons meant to deter enemy aircraft. One member of the 320th would be nominated for the Medal of Honor, an award he would never receive because the nation's highest decoration was not given to black soldiers in World War II.Drawing on newly uncovered military records and dozens of original interviews with surviving members of the 320th and their families, Linda Hervieux tells the story of these heroic men charged with an extraordinary mission, whose contributions to one of the most celebrated events in modern history have been overlooked.Thousands of African Americans were sent abroad to fight for liberties denied them at home, including these members of the 320th: Wilson Monk, a jack-of-all-trades from Atlantic City; Henry Parham, the son of sharecroppers from rural Virginia; William Dabney, an eager seventeen-year-old from Roanoke, Virginia; and Samuel Mattison, a charming romantic from Columbus, Ohio. In Europe, these soldiers discovered freedom they had not known in a homeland that treated them as second-class citizens--experiences they carried back to America, fueling the budding civil-rights movement.In telling the story of the 320th Barrage Balloon Battalion, Hervieux offers a vivid account of the tension between racial politics and national service in wartime America and a moving narrative of human bravery and perseverance in the face of injustice
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Hervieux, Linda
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940.54/1273
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D769.343 320th
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.H467 2015ab
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Read by Ron Butler
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  • United States
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • African American soldiers
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
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Forgotten : the untold story of D-day's black heroes, at home and at war, Linda Hervieux, (electronic resource)
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Forgotten : the untold story of D-day's black heroes, at home and at war, Linda Hervieux, (electronic resource)
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Unabridged.
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1 online resource (1 sound file (09 hr., 33 min., 32 sec.))
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online
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9781504659598
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