PATTON'S PANTHERS: THE AFRICAN-AMERICAN 761st TANK BATTALION IN WORLD WAR II. By Charles W. Sasser
On the battlefields of WWII, the men of the African-American 761st Tank Battalion under General George 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. The 761st caused ove 6,000 enemy casualties, captured 30 towns, liberated Jews from concentration camps, and made history as the first African-American armored unit to enter the war.
Beginning in November 1944, they engaged the enemy for 183 straight days, spearheading many of Patton's offensives in six countries. No other American unit fought so long and so hard without respite.
Tells 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.
Photographs. 354 pages.
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