Book An American Uprising in Second World War England / Kate Werran.
Publication year: 2020
Publisher: Pen & Sword Books Ltd
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 1526759543 9781526759542 :
This is the first-time telling of an extraordinary Second World War story about a mutiny among African American soldiers in Britain and the court martial that followed. Not only did the drama grip the United Kingdom and America - it just happened to involve soldiers from one of the battalion's that went on famously to face Omaha Beach on D-Day. This is the incredible story of a Second World War shoot-out between black and white American soldiers in a quiet Cornish town that ended up putting the `special relationship' itself on trial. The subsequent court martial into what tabloids labelled a `wild west' mutiny became front page news in Great Britain and the USA. Three thousand miles across the Atlantic, it mirrored and bolstered a fast-accelerating civil rights movement. At home it caused Churchill himself `grave anxiety' while refracting an extraordinary truth about the real state of Anglo-American relations. For three long days the story raged before the turbulent war-torn world m
256 pages ; 24 cm