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The 758th Tank Battalion in World War II : the U.S. Army's first all African American tank unit

Author: Joe Wilson
Publisher: Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, [2018]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In 1941, the U.S. Army activated the 758th Tank Battalion, the first all-black armored unit. After the war the 758th was deactivated but was reformed as the 64th Tank Battalion. Victorious over two fascist (and racist) regimes, black servicemen returned home to find segregation still the law. Disappointment became determination to fight discrimination with the same resolve"--
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joe Wilson
ISBN: 9781476669991 1476669996
OCLC Number: 1011553668
Description: viii, 206 pages ; 26 cm
Contents: The shadow of coming war --
The Double V Campaign --
The Lee Street Riot --
Camp Claiborne --
Camp Hood --
Fort Huachuca --
Return to Camp Hood --
Camp Patrick Henry --
Destination Mediterranean Theater of Operations --
Battle indoctrination at the Gothic Line --
Probing the Gothic Line --
February offensive --
Reorganization of the 92nd Infantry Division --
Spring offensive --
Back to the home front --
Whatever happened to the 761st Tank Battalion? --
Whatever happened to the 784th Tank Battalion? --
Legacy --
Afterword / by First Sergeant Joseph E. Wilson, Sr., USA (Ret.) --
Appendix: tank specifications / by Matt Hewett.
Other Titles: U.S. Army's first all African American tank unit
Responsibility: Joe Wilson, Jr. ; foreword by William Holley ; foreword by Matt Hewitt ; afterword by Joseph E. Wilson, Sr.

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In 1941, the US Army activated the 758th Tank Battalion, the first all-black tank battalion. This took years of protests and a lot of political clout because African Americans had to fight for the  Read more...

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