FORGOTTEN: The Untold Story of D-Day’s Black Heroes, At Home & At War by Linda Hervieux& dozens

June 8th, 2016 by Goshen Public Library Leave a reply »

forgottenDrawing on newly uncovered military records and dozens of original interviews with surviving members of the 320th Barrage Balloon Battalion and their families, “Forgotten” tells the tale of these heroic men whose contributions to one of the most extraordinary missions in modern history have been overlooked.

This is a book about African Americans who were in the invasion of Europe on D-Day.  This is a book about how they lived and were treated  before the war, during and after the war.

In England and other parts of Europe, these soldiers discovered freedoms they had not known in a homeland that treated them as second-class citizens, and they would carry these experiences back to America, to fuel the budding civil rights movement.

“Forgotten” is an eye-opener for anyone.¬† Really.

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