The Lost Eleven

The Lost Eleven

The Forgotten Story of Black American Soldiers Brutally Massacred in World War II

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"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.
Publisher: New York : Caliber, 2017
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781101987391
1101987391
Branch Call Number: 940.54127 Un323G 2017
Characteristics: xvi, 398 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Child, Robert 1963-

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SEBoiko
May 20, 2017

But when you don't forgive, it doesn't hurt them. It jus' hurts you.

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SEBoiko
May 20, 2017

Strength lives not in defense but in attack.

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SEBoiko
May 20, 2017

People will always have prejudices.

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SEBoiko
May 20, 2017

You don't need to fight for freedom you don't even have!

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SEBoiko
May 20, 2017

The war that we are waging against Bolshevism is a war or moral humanity against spiritual rottenness,...

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chitown002
Jul 09, 2017

this is a amazing book, really enjoyed reading. never forgotten again! I'd like to pay honor to all black WWII vets. please read

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rpavlacic
Apr 18, 2017

A truly shocking story. Around the same time the infamous Malmedy Massacre happened, eleven men of a very successful artillery company got separated from the rest of their team (twelve men, who were taken prisoner). They found shelter at the home of a kind German-speaking Belgian family, but were quickly betrayed by a neighbour, dragged out of their temporary home, and shot to death. For more than five decades, the nature of their deaths remained classified until the twelve year old boy who took them in, now an adult, decided to tell their story. The book goes through the key elements of the war, including the war planning by the Allies and the Nazis, and the process the company in question went through, from recruitment and training to actual combat. It also recounts their time in Britain, and how fellow white soldiers were angered that white British women were attracted to black servicemen, a kind they had never seen in their lives. It remains one of the strange enigmas that an army that fought the world's worst ever racist fought with a segregated military ... but the success of this and other groups ensured that, shortly after the war, the service branches would indeed be integrated. A good recounting of a forgotten story that needed to be told.

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