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The 784th Tank Battalion in World War II : history of an African American armored unit in Europe

Author
Wilson, Joe, 1955-
Title
The 784th Tank Battalion in World War II : history of an African American armored unit in Europe / Joe Wilson, Jr. ; foreword by Bill Smith ; afterword by Joseph E. Wilson, Sr.
Format
Book
Published
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, c2007.
Description
x, 205 p. : ill., maps ; 27 cm.
URL
<Table of contents only> http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0620/2006029579.html <Table of contents only> http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0620/2006029579.html
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (p. 197-199) and index.
Summary
"Chronicles history of first African Americans serving in armored units, service of 784th Tank Battalion. 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"--Provided by publisher.
Subject headings
United States. Army. Tank Battalion (Light), 784th. United States. Army--African American troops. World War, 1939-1945--Participation, African American. African American soldiers--History--20th century. World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Western Front. World War, 1939-1945--Tank warfare.
ISBN
9780786427581 (alk. paper) 0786427582 (alk. paper)
Standard Identifier
9780786427581

Holdings

Library
Blmgtn - Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center Library
Call Number
D769.306 784th .W55 2007
Location
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