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Description - A More Unbending Battle by Peter Nelson

The night broke open in a storm of explosions and fire. The sound of shells whizzing overhead, screeching through the night like wounded pheasants, was terrifying. When the shells exploded prematurely overhead, a rain of shrapnel fell on the men below-better than when the shells exploded in the trenches...In A More Unbending Battle, journalist and author Pete Nelson chronicles the little-known story of the 369th Infantry Regiment-the first African-American regiment mustered to fight in WWI. Recruited from all walks of Harlem life, the regiment had to fight alongside the French because Americas segregation policy prohibited them from fighting with white U. S. soldiers. Despite extraordinary odds and racism, the 369th became one of the most successful-and infamous-regiments of the war. The Harlem Hellfighters, as their enemies named them, spent longer than any other American unit in combat, were the first Allied unit to reach the Rhine, and showed extraordinary valor on the battlefield, with many soldiers winning the Croix de Guerre and the Legion of Honor. Replete with vivid accounts of battlefield heroics, A More Unbending Battle is the thrilling story of the dauntless Harlem Hellfighters.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780465003174
ISBN-10: 0465003176
Format: Hardback
(235mm x 156mm x 26mm)
Pages: 304
Imprint: Basic Civitas Books
Publisher: INGRAM PUBLISHER SERVICES US
Publish Date: 21-Apr-2009
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Peter Nelson

Pete Nelson's writing has been published in numerous publications, including Harper's, Esquire, Men's Health, Outside, and Rolling Stone. He is an award-winning author of seventeen books, the most recent being Left for Dead. He lives in South Salem, New York.

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