African American Troops in World War II

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Description

About half a million African Americans served overseas during World War II, almost all in segregated second-line units. This artificially limited their potential contribution, but their work especially along the logistic lifelines of the fighting divisions was vital. This book summarizes the service of these men and women; and it also focuses on the small proportion who, remarkably, overcame prejudicial barriers to reach the battlefields in combat units of the US forces and Coast Guard. Their story is illustrated with wartime photographs, and color plates including portraits of the most outstanding African Americans, the true heirs of the old “Buffalo Soldiers.”

Product details

Published Mar 20 2012
Format Ebook (Epub & Mobi)
Edition 1st
Extent 64
ISBN 9781780965437
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 55 b/w; 8 col
Series Elite
Short code ELI 158
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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Raffaele Ruggeri

Raffaele Ruggeri was born in Bologna where he stil…

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