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The 761st "Black Panther" Tank Battalion in World War II : an illustrated history of the first African American armored unit to see combat

Autore: Joe Wilson
Editore: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, ©1999.
Edizione/Formato:   Libro a stampa : EnglishVedi tutte le edizioni e i formati
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"Their motto was "Come Out Fighting," and that they did without fail. The 761st Tank Battalion - the famed "Black Panthers" - was the first African American armored unit to enter combat, and in World War II they fought in four major Allied campaigns and inflicted 130,000 casualties on the German army. And the fighting was intense - only one out of every two Black Panthers made it home alive." "This is the complete  Per saperne di più…
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Genere/formato: History
Informazioni aggiuntive sul formato: Online version:
Wilson, Joe, 1955-
761st "Black Panther" Tank Battalion in World War II.
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, ©1999
(OCoLC)607388776
Tipo documento Libro
Tutti gli autori / Collaboratori: Joe Wilson
ISBN: 0786406674 9780786406678
Numero OCLC: 41143017
Descrizione: x, 313 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contenuti: Foreword / Julius W. Becton, Jr. --
1. The Fight for the Right to Fight --
2. Camp Claiborne --
3. Camp Hood --
4. Destination E.T.O. --
5. Last-Minute Preparations for Battle --
6. The Big Hill Up There --
7. The Living Nightmare of Bloody Hell --
8. Hill 309 --
9. The Baddest Man in the 761st --
10. Ruben Rivers Leads the Way --
11. The Hot Spot at Honskirch --
12. The Maginot Line --
13. The 90 Degree Turn and Race into the Bulge --
14. The Battle of the Bulge at Tillet --
15. The Battle of the Bulge with the Paratroopers of the 17th Airborne --
16. Desperately Needed Replacements --
17. Cracking the Siegfried Line --
18. Mopping Up the 6th S.S. Mountain Division, Nord --
19. The Drive Across the Third Reich --
20. Face to Face with the Holocaust --
21. Advance to the Enns River --
22. Whatever Happened to the 758th Tank Battalion? --
23. Whatever Happened to the 784th Tank Battalion? --
24. Occupation and the Fruits of Victory --
25. The Presidential Unit Citation --
26. A Dream No Longer Deferred --
Afterword / Joseph E. Wilson, Sr --
Requiem of the Buffalo Soldier.
Altri titoli: Seven hundred and sixty-first "Black Panther" Tank Battalion in World War II
Responsabilità: by Joe Wilson, Jr.

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An illustrated history of the 761st Tank Battalion, known as the Black Panthers, who were the first African American armoured unit to enter combat.  Per saperne di più…

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