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Forgotten - The Untold Story of D-Day's Black Heroes (Paperback): Linda Hervieux

Forgotten - The Untold Story of D-Day's Black Heroes (Paperback)

Linda Hervieux

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Forgotten is an extraordinary blend of military and social history - a story that pays tribute to the valour of an all-black battalion whose crucial contributions at D-Day have gone unrecognised 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. The nation's highest decoration was not given to black soldiers in the Second World War. 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. In England and Europe, they discovered freedom they had not known in a homeland that treated them as second-class citizens - experiences they carried back to America, fuelling the budding civil rights movement. In telling the story of the 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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Imprint: Amberley Publishing
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: February 2019
Authors: Linda Hervieux
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 24mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - B-format
Pages: 352
ISBN-13: 978-1-4456-8661-5
Categories: Books > Humanities > History > European history > General
Books > Humanities > History > History of specific subjects > Military history
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Ethnic studies > Black studies
Books > Social sciences > Warfare & defence > War & defence operations > Battles & campaigns
Books > Humanities > History > World history > From 1900 > Second World War
Books > History > European history > General
Books > History > History of specific subjects > Military history
Books > History > World history > From 1900 > Second World War
LSN: 1-4456-8661-9
Barcode: 9781445686615

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