THE ROAD TO VICTORY: The Untold Story of WWII's Red Ball Express. The Red Ball Express successfully transported 24/7 and with astonishing speed the tidal wave of troops, equipment, fuel, and ammunition that overwhelmed the German opposition, and did so in spite of life-threatening obstacles, ambushes, strafing by Luftwaffe planes, mines and booby traps on narrow and difficult roads. This largely African American WWII combat trucking supply transport operation kept fast moving attacking U.S. forces in gas, food and bullets.
This is the first book-length study of the Red Ball Express, the huge, round-the-clock, vital WWII trucking supply transport operation.
The Red Ball Express was heavily manned by African-American / Black American GI's who often found themselves fighting two wars: one against the Germans and another against racism. 248 pages. Photographs.
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