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The segregated regiments of African-American troops represented an important minority in the small US Army at the turn of the 20th century. Units saw service in the Spanish-American War, in the Philippines jungle until 1902 and during the Mexican border campaign of 1916. Finally, in France 1917-18, black units suffered nearly 6,000 casualties, and four regiments were cited for their bravery. Despite suffering racial discrimination, they served with courage and discipline. This book covers the often ignored part of the Buffalo soldiers in these campaigns and the several different field uniforms worn during this period.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781841768984
ISBN-10: 1841768987
Format: Paperback
(248mm x 184mm x 7mm)
Pages: 64
Imprint: Osprey Publishing
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 11-Oct-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Ron Field

Ron Field has taught history since 1973. He was awarded the Fulbright Scholarship in 1982 and has taught at Piedmont High School in California as part of the UK/US Teacher Exchange Program. He has travelled extensively in the US conducting research at numerous libraries, archives and museums. Richard Hook was trained at Reigate College of Art. After national service with 1st Bn, Queen's Royal Regiment, he became art editor of 'Finding Out' magazine during the 1960s. He has worked as a freelance illustrator ever since, earning an international reputation, and has illustrated more than 45 Osprey titles.

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