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 and instead assigned the division's three National Guard and one draftee regiments 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 French and German alike and called into question the U.S. Army's policy of racially segregating its divisions. The full story of their accomplishments is told here
Action
digitized
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
OCLCE
Dewey number
940.4/1244/08996073
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
D570.3 93rd
LC item number
.R63 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
The American Foreign Legion : Black soldiers of the 93d in World War I, Frank E. Roberts
Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 243-249) and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
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
ocn607231578
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (259 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781612515069
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
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8de32d44-9bbe-4d5b-9220-596dcdfca9ea
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b33836851
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)607231578
  • pebc1612515061
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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