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Forgotten: The Untold Story of D-Day's Black Heroes, at Home and at War

Linda Hervieux.
Item #: D02681
Format: Paperback
Pages/Publication Date: 384 / 2016
Publisher: Harper
ISBN: 9780062313805
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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. One soldier would be nominated for the Medal of Honor, an award he would never receive; in Jim Crow America, the nation's highest decoration was not given to black soldiers. In this compelling narrative, Linda Hervieux tells the story of these heroic men, and recounts how in England and 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.

 

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