Harper Collins Publishers 2015, 2015. Harper Collins Publishers 2015. Stated First Edition, First Printing, Gray paper over boards, black cloth spine ,gold lettering. DJ Mint, clean and vibrant. In the early hours of June 6, 1944, the 320th Barrage Balloon Battalion, a unit of African-American soldiers, landed on the beaches of France. Their orders were to man a curtain of armed balloons meant to deter enemy aircraft. One member of the 320th would be nominated for the Medal of Honor, an award he would never receive. Drawing on newly uncovered military records and dozens of original interviews with surviving members of the 320th and their families, Linda Hervieux tells the story of these heroic men charged with an extraordinary mission, whose contributions to one of the most celebrated events in modern history have been overlooked. The Nation's highest decoration was not given to black soldiers during World War11, FORGOTTEN is the story of an all-black battalion whose contributions on D-Day have gone unrecognized to the present.
Beautifully rendered , FORGOTTEN offers a vivid account of tension between racial politics and national service in wartime America and a moving narrative of human bravery and perseverance in the face of injustice.
16 Pages of B/W photos, very rare and most likely never seen by most American. Mint / Mint. Item #1101
Harper Collins Publishers 2015. Stated First Edition, First Printing, Full #no. line 1-10 MINT-DJ MINT. Gray paper over boards, black cloth spine, ,gold lettering. DJ Mint, clean and vibrant.