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Liberators: Fighting On Two Fronts In World War II MP4 Download DVD

Liberators: Fighting On Two Fronts In World War II MP4 Download DVD
Liberators: Fighting On Two Fronts In World War II MP4 Download DVD
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Denzel Washington Narrates This Moving History Of The 761st Tank Battalion, The Original "Black Panthers", And The 183rd Engineer Combat Battalion, Segregated African-American Combat Units Responsible For Liberating The Jewish Prisoners Of Dachau Concentration Camp And Buchenwald Concentration Camp While Serving In General George S. Patton's Third Army, With An Introduction By Louis Gossett Jr. Who Voices The Readings From Their Combat Diaries, Presented In The Highest DVD Quality MPG Video Format Of 9.1 MBPS As An MP4 Video Download Or Archival Quality All Regions Format DVD! (Color, 1992, 1 Hour 28 Minutes.)

The 761st Tank Battalion was a separate tank battalion of the United States Army during World War II. The 761st was made up primarily of African-American soldiers, who by War Department policy were not permitted to serve alongside white troops; the U.S. military did not officially desegregate until after World War II. The 761st were known as the Black Panthers after their unit's distinctive insignia, which featured a black panther's head; their motto was "Come out fighting". The battalion received a Presidential Unit Citation for its actions. In addition, a large number of individual members also received medals, including one Medal of Honor, 11 Silver Stars and about 300 Purple Hearts.

The 183rd Engineer Combat Battalion, also known as The 183rd Engineering Corps, consisted of a company of 600 Black soldiers. The battalion was sent to England, and from there to France. The battalion became attached to the Third Army, a military unit commanded by General George S. Patton. The battalian built bridges for soldiers,armored vehicles, and tanks to cross during the Battle Of The Bulge (1944-45), then went on through Luxembourg into Germany. They drove trucks to Buchenwald concentration camp, immediately after its liberation, and were shocked and angry by what they saw especially in the light that Black Americans were fighting in World War II against a master race theory abroad, which the ideals of freedom and equality that they themselves did not enjoy at home were the result of the master race theory prevalent throughout much of America.