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Title:
The lost eleven : the forgotten story of black American soldiers brutally massacred in World War II
ISBN:
9781101987391
Edition:
First edition.
Physical Description:
xvi, 398 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents:
Part 1: The world's greatest democracy -- A quiet forest -- The Berlin Olympics -- The banning -- A wall of photographs -- Lebensraum -- The baseball pitcher from Piedmont -- The meeting at Berchtesgaden -- Invasion! -- The Belgian family -- The war begins -- The baker's son and the butcher's apprentice -- The trip to Paris -- The Einsatzgruppen -- Part 2: The world at war -- The surprise attack -- The news at Wolfschanze -- The date that will live in infamy -- The changing world -- The Christmas Eve message -- The Louisiana riot -- Drafted! -- The risk -- The Army's Jim Crow -- The GI from Pontotoc County -- Christmas of '42 -- The 155mm Howitzer -- The early months of '43 -- The urgent message -- The training manuals -- The baby -- Training -- The helper -- The visitor -- The new POW compound -- Operation Citadel -- Disillusioned -- The song -- Late-night reflections -- The weakening Reich -- Part 3: Leaving Camp Gruber -- Training in the U.K. -- A stir in Britain -- Planning an assault -- D-Day -- An invasion from the west -- Arriving at Utah Beach -- "Ready! Fire!" -- The Symphony Serenade -- The plot -- The terrifying news -- The push out of Normandy -- Onward into battle -- The surrender -- Brest -- The battle, fierce and deadly -- The capture of Brest -- The liberation of Paris -- The bivouac -- The young, the old, and the wounded -- The reports -- The long march to Belgium -- The City of Light -- The plan -- Bivouacking in Belgium -- Operation Greif -- Part 4: The Battle of the Bulge -- Life at the west wall -- The rockets -- The secret revealed -- A sleepless night -- "Just a phonograph" -- "Too quiet!" -- Darkness in the Schnee Eifel -- The attack -- "Screaming meemies!" -- The death sentence -- A long and deadly day -- The breakthrough -- Captured! -- The P-47 Thunderbolt -- Massacre at the Baugnez crossroads -- The farmhouse -- Unexpected hospitality -- The arrest -- The long wait -- "Though l walk through the valley" -- The rest of the story -- What happened to the others? -- Appendix 1: The Wereth 11 Memorial speech -- Appendix 2: U.S. Memorial Wereth: info about Memorial and annual services, etc.
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Summary:
"Nearly forgotten by history, this is the story of the Wereth Eleven, African-American soldiers who fought courageously for freedom in WWII--only to be ruthlessly executed by Nazi troops during the Battle of the Bulge, "--Amazon.com.
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