Patton's Panthers

The African-American 761st Tank Battalion In World War II
Product Number: EB00569326
Released: Sep 25, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781439103906
Publisher: Pocket Books
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On the battlefields of World War II, the men of the African-American 761st Tank Battalion under General Patton broke through enemy lines with the same courage with which they broke down the racist limitations set upon them by others-proving themselves as tough, reliable, and determined to fight as any tank unit in combat. Beginning in November 1944, they engaged the enemy for 183 straight days, spearheading many of Patton's offensives at the Battle of the Bulge and in six European countries. No other unit fought for so long and so hard without respite. The 761st defeated more than 6,000 enemy soldiers, captured thirty towns, liberated Jews from concentration camps-and made history as the first African-American armored unit to enter the war. This is the true story of the Black Panthers, who proudly lived up to their motto (Come Out Fighting) and paved the way for African-Americans in the U.S. military-while battling against the skepticism and racism of the very people they fought for.

Author(s): Charles W. Sasser
Original Publish Date: Jun 16, 2008

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