During the Second World War, thousands of American Indians participated in the crusade defending liberty and democracy in all the theaters of operation. From Normandy, the Pacific, North Africa, to Italy, soldiers coming from various tribes proved their allegiance and patriotism—as had been done in the past—as well as their courage unrivaled by their fellow soldiers.
No minority has contributed as much to the cause nor been as affected by the conflict that was World War II. 44,000 American Indians out of a population of 400,000 served under the flag of the American Army. Five received the Congressional Medal of Honor. Many other soldiers of Native American ancestry, such as Gregory “Pappy” Boyington, the famous commander of the “Black Sheep Squadron,” and Ira Hayes, one of the Marines who helped raise the American flag over Mount Suribashi on Iwo Jima, have earned their fame.
Contrary to widespread opinion, the Native Americans who fought among the Allied ranks were not all Navajos recruited to use their language as secret code in the Pacific theater. The Apaches, Sioux, Cheyennes, Comanche, Choktaws, Meskwakis, Cherokees, Iroquois, and others all sent their warriors to fight in defense of their land and their people. In addition to their efforts overseas, Jacquet also details the large contribution Native Americans made to the war effort on the home front.
Relying upon numerous photos, maps and eyewitness accounts, the author presents for the first time in French a work dedicated to the Native Americans in World War II.
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Description du livre Editions Heimdal. Hardback. État : new. BRAND NEW, Sur Le Sentier De La Guerre: Les Indiens D'Amerique Dans La Guerre 1939 - 1945, Stephane Jacquet, A full colour album recognising the contribution of the many Navajo, Apache, Sioux, Cheyenne, Comanche, Choktaws, Mesk-wakis and Cherokees who served with the Allies in World War II During World War II, thousands of Native Americans took part in the crusade for the defence of freedom and democracy in all theatres of operation: from Normandy to the Pacific via Africa and North Italy, the soldiers from these tribes demonstrated huge patriotism and courage. No minority has contributed as much to or been as largely influenced by World War II. 44,000 Indians in a population of 400,000 have served under the flags of the US military, with five receiving the Congressional Medal of Honor. Many other soldiers of Indian origin, such as Gregory "Pappy" Boyington, the famous commander of the "hotheads" and Ira Hayes, one of the Marines who hoisted the American flag on Mount Su-Ribash at Iwo Jima, have also known glory. The soldiers that fought in the ranks of the Allies came from many tribes of North America, such as the Navajo, the Apaches, Sioux, Cheyenne, Comanche, Choktaws, Mesk-wakis, Cherokees and other Iroquois, and many specialised in transmissions and using their languages as secret code on the Pacific theatre. Based on many photos, maps and testimonials, the author presents the decisive and often unrecognised contribution of the Indians of North America to the war effort. The US and Canada pay tribute to the soldiers of the First Nations Canadian and American who sacrificed their youth for their country. French Language. N° de réf. du libraire B9782840483038
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