The Lost Eleven: The Forgotten Story of Black American Soldiers Brutally Massacred in World War II [First edition] 9781101987391, 9781101987407, 1101987405

Nearly forgotten by history, this is the story of the Wereth Eleven, African-American soldiers who fought courageously f

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The Lost Eleven: The Forgotten Story of Black American Soldiers Brutally Massacred in World War II [First edition]
 9781101987391, 9781101987407, 1101987405

Table of contents :
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 --
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 --
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 --
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?

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