EBOOK / PDF [Harlem's Hell Fighters The African American 369th Infantry in World War I]
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made and hope that as many people as possible et the chance to read itIts social and hope that as many people as possible et the chance to read itIts social aside it s well told elouent emotionally powerful and well paced Check this book out and maybe consider buying a copy to read and to share after you re done I have mixed feelings about this book I was expecting of a unit history when I purchased it It Charting an Empire: Geography at the English Universities 1580-1620 gives a view of WWII through the eyes of African Americans The formation of the unit and the difficulties regarding its deployment are familiar with anyone who has an understanding of African American History in the US Military I wo. T from both civilians and their white comrades Once in France they initially served as laborers all while chafing to prove their worth as American soldiersThen theyot their chance The 369th became one of the few US units that American commanding eneral John J Pershing agreed to let serve under French command Donning French uniforms and taking up French rifles the men of the 369th fought valiantly alongside French Moroccans and held one of the widest sectors .
A bit tribute than objective history perhaps but it s warranted It s absolutely astonishing what those men had to o through for the privilege of fighting and dying for their country This was a really Chicago Architecture (Architecture Urbanism) good book especially for araphic novel This is the first raphic novel i have read good book especially for a raphic novel This is the first Citrus: A History graphic novel i have read i really liked it so i think i will start to readraphic novels because of this book More Building the South Side: Urban Space and Civic Culture in Chicago, 1890-1919 graphic novels young adult accessible books should have this degree of verisimilitude and dedication to important causes Max Brooks has done something incredible with this book The man who wrote the Zombie Survival Guide has now written somethingenuinely important I had never heard of the Hellfighters That s a sham. When the United States entered World War I in 1917 thousands of African American men volunteered to fight for a country that ranted them only limited civil rights Many from New York City joined the 15th NY Infantry a National Guard regiment later designated the 369th US Infantry Led by
"mostly inexperienced white and black officers these men not only received little instruction at their training camp in South Carolina "inexperienced white and black officers these men not only received little instruction at their training camp in South Carolina were freuent victims of racial harassmen. .
Uld have also liked to SEEN INFORMATION REGARDING THE HEROIC DEEDS information regarding the heroic deeds the soldiers One the things I found disconcerting was the author s apparent dislike of General Pershing Most other histories talk about respect that Pershing had for the African Americans that he served with in the West and during the Spanish American War It appears that the author with little understanding blamed Pershing for the shortcoming of politicians and racist officers I think the book provides a ood history of the founding of the 15th369th Infantry Regiment and turn of the century racism It Classic Rough News gives us a taste of he regiment during the War but falls short with the details and when it comes to wartime coverage. N the Western Front The entire regiment was awarded the Croix de Guerre the Frenchovernment’s highest military honor Stephen L Harris’s accounts of the valor of a number of individual soldiers make for exciting reading especially that of Henry Johnson who defended himself against an entire German suad with a large knife After reading this book you will know why the Germans feared the black men of the 369th and why the French called them “hell fighters”.