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Author George, Denise, author
Title The lost eleven [ebook] : the forgotten story of black American soldiers brutally massacred in World War II / Denise George and Robert Child
Published New York : Caliber, 2017
Edition First edition
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Summary 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. Their story was almost forgotten by history. Now known as the Wereth Eleven, these brave African-American soldiers left their homes to join the Allied effort on the front lines of WWII. As members of the 333rd Field Artillery Battalion, they provided crucial fire support at the Siege of Bastogne. Among the few who managed to escape the Nazi's devastating Ardennes Offensive, they found refuge in the small village of Wereth, Belgium. A farmer and supporter of the Allies took the exhausted and half-starved men into his home. When Nazi authorities learned of their whereabouts, they did not take the soldiers prisoner, but subjected them to torture and execution in a nearby field. Despite their bravery and sacrifice, these eleven soldiers were omitted from the final Congressional War Crimes report of 1949. For seventy years, their files-marked secret-gathered dust in the National Archive. But in 1994, at the site of their execution, a memorial was dedicated to the Wereth Eleven and all African-American soldiers who fought in Europe. Drawing on firsthand interviews with family members and fellow soldiers, The Lost Eleven tells the complete story of these nearly forgotten soldiers, their valor in battle and their tragic end. INCLUDES PHOTOS From the Hardcover edition
Subject United States. Army. Field Artillery Battalion, 333rd
World War, 1939-1945 -- Participation, African American
World War, 1939-1945 -- Atrocities -- Belgium -- Wereth
Ardennes, Battle of the, 1944-1945
Wereth (Belgium) -- History, Military -- 20th century
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Alt Author Child, Robert, 1963- author
OverDrive, Inc
ISBN 9781101987407
1101987405

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