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The Resource The American Foreign Legion : Black soldiers of the 93d in World War I, Frank E. Roberts

The American Foreign Legion : Black soldiers of the 93d in World War I, Frank E. Roberts

Label
The American Foreign Legion : Black soldiers of the 93d in World War I
Title
The American Foreign Legion
Title remainder
Black soldiers of the 93d in World War I
Statement of responsibility
Frank E. Roberts
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Still segregated in World War I, the U.S. Army was reluctant to use its 93d Division of black soldiers in combat with its own units and instead assigned the division's three National Guard regiments and one draftee regiment to the French Army. The battlefield successes of these African Americans under the French at the height of the German offensives in 1918 turned white expectations of failure upside down. Their bravery and heroism gained the respect of the French and Germans alike and called into question the U.S. Army's policy of racially segregating its divisions."
  • "Their story of overcoming the odds at a time when most believed black performed poorly in combat is told by Frank E. Roberts, who has been researching the subject for years. While acknowledging the many problems encountered by the 93d, he focuses on the many triumphs of these tenacious soliders as they fought both the enemy and the prejudices of their fellow Americans."--Jacket
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1933-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Roberts, Frank E.
Dewey number
940.4/1244/08996073
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
D570.3 93rd
LC item number
.R63 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • United States
  • United States
Label
The American Foreign Legion : Black soldiers of the 93d in World War I, Frank E. Roberts
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [243]-249) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A foreign legion is born -- The 93d Division's first regiment -- The 15th's trials at Spartanburg -- The "Eighth Illinois" mobilizes -- The draftees of the 371st Infantry -- The composite 372d Infantry -- The 15th New York Infantry sails for France -- The 15th becomes the 369th Infantry -- The rest of the 93d Division ships out -- The 370th starts combat training -- The 371st goes into the trenches -- The 372d gets its first taste of combat -- The 93d Division's first heroes -- The elastic defense and the 369th -- Marshal Foch prepares to attack -- The first stages of the fall offensive -- The attack on Bellevue Signal Ridge -- The push beyond Bellevue Signal Ridge -- The 370th attacks at Canal de l'Oisel'Aisne -- The 370th in pursuit -- Final days on the Vosges Front -- Armistice -- Homeward bound
Control code
53932634
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 259 pages, 10 unnumbered pages of playes
Isbn
9781591147343
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2003027264
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Label
The American Foreign Legion : Black soldiers of the 93d in World War I, Frank E. Roberts
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [243]-249) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A foreign legion is born -- The 93d Division's first regiment -- The 15th's trials at Spartanburg -- The "Eighth Illinois" mobilizes -- The draftees of the 371st Infantry -- The composite 372d Infantry -- The 15th New York Infantry sails for France -- The 15th becomes the 369th Infantry -- The rest of the 93d Division ships out -- The 370th starts combat training -- The 371st goes into the trenches -- The 372d gets its first taste of combat -- The 93d Division's first heroes -- The elastic defense and the 369th -- Marshal Foch prepares to attack -- The first stages of the fall offensive -- The attack on Bellevue Signal Ridge -- The push beyond Bellevue Signal Ridge -- The 370th attacks at Canal de l'Oisel'Aisne -- The 370th in pursuit -- Final days on the Vosges Front -- Armistice -- Homeward bound
Control code
53932634
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 259 pages, 10 unnumbered pages of playes
Isbn
9781591147343
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2003027264
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps

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