The Harlem Hellfighters: African-American Fighters in French Uniforms
November 9th, 2017
Gaétan Mathieu (Translated from French by Alexander Uff) #History, #World War I
Some 4,500 Black American soldiers, victims of segregation laws in force in the U.S. army, fought in French uniforms during World War I. Nicknamed the Harlem Hellfighters, these soldiers displayed exceptional valor in combat. Here is their incredible yet little-known story. "Up the wide avenue they swung. Their smiles outshone the golden sunlight […]. New…
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