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

Title
The 758th Tank Battalion in World War II : the U.S. Army's first all African American tank unit / Joe Wilson, Jr. ; foreword by William Holley ; foreword by Matt Hewitt ; afterword by Joseph E. Wilson, Sr.
Author
Wilson, Joe, 1955-
Publication
Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, [2018]

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Description
viii, 206 pages : illustrations, maps, portraits; 26 cm
Alternative Title
U.S. Army's first all African American tank unit
Subjects
Genre/Form
History.
Bibliography (note)
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
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.
Call Number
Sc F 18-210
ISBN
  • 9781476669991
  • 1476669996
  • 9781476629445 (ebook) (canceled/invalid)
LCCN
2017054088
Author
Wilson, Joe, 1955- author.
Title
The 758th Tank Battalion in World War II : the U.S. Army's first all African American tank unit / Joe Wilson, Jr. ; foreword by William Holley ; foreword by Matt Hewitt ; afterword by Joseph E. Wilson, Sr.
Publisher
Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, [2018]
Type of Content
text
Type of Medium
unmediated
Type of Carrier
volume
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary
"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"-- Provided by publisher.
Chronological Term
1900-1999
Added Title
U.S. Army's first all African American tank unit
Research Call Number
Sc F 18-210
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