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The Resource Liberators : fighting on two fronts in World War II, Lou Potter with William Miles and Nina Rosenblum

Liberators : fighting on two fronts in World War II, Lou Potter with William Miles and Nina Rosenblum

Label
Liberators : fighting on two fronts in World War II
Title
Liberators
Title remainder
fighting on two fronts in World War II
Statement of responsibility
Lou Potter with William Miles and Nina Rosenblum
Title variation
Fighting on two fronts in World War II
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • African-American soldiers - shunted in and out of the military, restricted to menial "service" positions, called to duty only in times of dire crisis. Brutal lynchings, frequent demonstrations, and strict segregation characterized racial climate of 1940s America. But World War II, when manpower grew short in Europe, black soldiers were sent abroad to help combat the Nazis. The 761st Tank Battalion was on the front line as a spearhead for General Patton's Third Army. The
  • Tankers aided the Allied victory and helped liberate the concentration camps at Buchenwald and Dachau. Utterly unprepared for the atrocities they witnessed, the soldiers recognized the bitter irony of one persecuted people rescuing another. The camp inmates were equally astounded by the sight of their dark-skinned liberators - some of them had never seen a black person before. Sentiments were mixed at war's end as the prepared to return home: "In our own country, we was
  • Nothing in uniform. But over there we were treated like kings. We ate together, slept together. What the hell did I want to go back to America for?" For three decades, the U.S. refused to recognize these soldiers as heroes. In 1978 the battalion's combat records were brought to the attention of President Carter, who presented the 761st with the highest military honors. In 1991 survivors from both sides - the liberators as well as the liberated - returned to Buchenwald to
  • Reflect on their pasts and to participate in an extraordinary public television documentary. Liberators, the stunningly illustrated companion volume, recovers an important yet little-known chapter in American history
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Potter, Lou
Dewey number
940.54/1273
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
D769.306 761st
LC item number
.P68 1992
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1931-2013
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Miles, William
  • Rosenblum, Nina
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • United States
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • African American soldiers
  • United States
  • United States
Target audience
adult
Label
Liberators : fighting on two fronts in World War II, Lou Potter with William Miles and Nina Rosenblum
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
A companion book to the television documentary under the same title presented by Public Broadcasting System as part of its "American experience" series, Veterans Day, 1992
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 288-289) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm25916236
Dimensions
27 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xv, 303 pages
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780151512836
Lccn
92018791
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
940.5403 P853 ; GE-G ; GE1308TOSHDON6 pav.
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 25916236
  • (Sirsi) 25916236
  • (OCoLC)25916236
Label
Liberators : fighting on two fronts in World War II, Lou Potter with William Miles and Nina Rosenblum
Publication
Copyright
Note
A companion book to the television documentary under the same title presented by Public Broadcasting System as part of its "American experience" series, Veterans Day, 1992
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 288-289) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm25916236
Dimensions
27 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xv, 303 pages
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780151512836
Lccn
92018791
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
940.5403 P853 ; GE-G ; GE1308TOSHDON6 pav.
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 25916236
  • (Sirsi) 25916236
  • (OCoLC)25916236

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