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The road to victory

Author: David Colley
Publisher: New York : Open Road Integrated Media, 2014.
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The Red Ball Operation, the vital train of supplies improvised by American troops during the invasion of Europe, was one of the GIs' bravest exploits, without which World War II would have dragged on at a terrible cost of Allied lives. Yet it has been overlooked due to the fact that it was mostly manned by African-Americans. Now the story is told in full in this first book-length study. It is a book not only about  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Colley, David.
Road to Victory.
Newburyport : Open Road Media, ©2014
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David Colley
ISBN: 9781497626256 1497626250
OCLC Number: 881275577
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Acknowledgments; Introduction; Chapter 1 A Foothold in Normandy; Chapter 2 Operation Cobra; Chapter 3 Breakout and Pursuit; Chapter 4 In Harm''s Way; Chapter 5 The Ports; Chapter 6 The Red Ball Gets Rolling; Chapter 7 The Blood of War; Chapter 8 Over the Beaches, into the Mud; Chapter 9 Strangers in White America; Chapter 10 The Odyssey of the 514th; Chapter 11 Effective Chaos; Chapter 12 Across the Seine; Chapter 13 Never Volunteer; Chapter 14 Red Ball Trucks Don''t Brake; Chapter 15 Daily Life on the Red Ball; Chapter 16 Temptations and Black Markets; Chapter 17 Secret Weapon. Chapter 18 The JimmyChapter 19 The Ubiquitous Jerrican; Chapter 20 Exhausted Jimmies; Chapter 21 Trains and Planes; Chapter 22 Buzz Bomb Alley; Chapter 23 Joining the Infantry; Chapter 24 The Final Days; Chapter 25 Victory in the Bulge; Chapter 26 ABC to XYZ; Chapter 27 The Red Ball''s Legacy; Appendix: Truck Specifications; Notes; Selected Bibliography; Copyright.
Responsibility: David P. Colley.

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The Red Ball Operation, the vital train of supplies improvised by American troops during the invasion of Europe, was one of the GIs' bravest exploits, without which World War II would have dragged on at a terrible cost of Allied lives. Yet it has been overlooked due to the fact that it was mostly manned by African-Americans. Now the story is told in full in this first book-length study. It is a book not only about the war between the Yanks and their Nazi enemy, but also of war with an enemy closer to home--racism.

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