Harlem Hellfighters: When Pride Met Courage
Author: Walter Dean Myers & Bill Miles
For Juniors/KS2 & KS3
Price 8.99 paperback
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Harlem Hellfighters: When Pride Met Courage Our understanding of the First World War is deepened by this account of the contribution of African American soldiers of the 369th Regiment who travelled to Europe to fight alongside the French.The authors tell fascinating stories of individual and group bravery complicated by issues of race and bigotry as the soldiers who became known as the 'Harlem Hellfighters' seized every opportunity to serve their country and prove their entitlement to the full citizenry and democratic rights they were denied at home. The musicians amongst them - under the stewardship of a famous band leader- also introduced Europe to the sounds of Harlem. The text incorporates a wealth of archive photography and other illustrative material.