Forgotten: The Untold Story of D-Day's Black Heroes, at Home and at War

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The injustices of 1940s Jim Crow America are brought to life in this extraordinary blend of military and social history a story that pays tribute to the valor of an all black battalion whose crucial contributions at D Day have gone unrecognized to this day.In the early hours of June 6, 1944, the 320th Barrage Balloon Battalion, a unit of African American soldiers, landed oThe injustices of 1940s Jim Crow America are brought to life in this extraordinary blend of military and social history a story that pays tribute to the valor of an all black battalion whose crucial contributions at D Day have gone unrecognized to this day.In the early hours of June 6, 1944, the 320th Barrage Balloon Battalion, a unit of African American soldiers, landed on the beaches of France Their orders were to man a curtain of armed balloons meant to deter enemy aircraft One member of the 320th would be nominated for the Medal of Honor, an award he would never receive The nation s highest decoration was not given to black soldiers in World War II.Drawing on newly uncovered military records and dozens of original interviews with surviving members of the 320th and their families, Linda Hervieux tells the story of these heroic men charged with an extraordinary mission, whose contributions to one of the most celebrated events in modern history have been overlooked Members of the 320th Wilson Monk, a jack of all trades from Atlantic City Henry Parham, the son of sharecroppers from rural Virginia William Dabney, an eager 17 year old from Roanoke, Virginia Samuel Mattison, a charming romantic from Columbus, Ohio and thousands of other African Americans were sent abroad to fight for liberties denied them at home In England and Europe, these soldiers discovered freedom they had not known in a homeland that treated them as second class citizens experiences they carried back to America, fueling the budding civil rights movement.In telling the story of the 320th Barrage Balloon Battalion, Hervieux offers a vivid account of the tension between racial politics and national service in wartime America, and a moving narrative of human bravery and perseverance in the face of injustice.
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  • Didi says:

    This is an excellent read of the exploration of discrimination towards blacks in the military as well as highlighting the extraordinary men from the 320 Balloon Barrage Battalion. They may have been forgotten at some point bu this book certainly honors them and educates us all on their bravery during the war and at home. This is a must read!

  • Sarah Beth says:

    I received an uncorrected proof copy of this book from HarperCollins. Linda Hervieux has managed to shed light on a group of American heroes that sadly truly were nearly forgotten in this new work of non-fiction. In it, the author tells the story of the 320th Barrage Balloon Battalion, a unit of African American soldiers, who assisted in deterring enemy aircraft on the beaches of France. Despite their heroic actions, most of these men were never awarded medals, are never represented even in fict [...]

  • Kate says:

    While having some knowledge of the horrors of Jim Crow, I did not know much about the thousand of African American soldiers who served in WWII until I saw a TV film on the Tuskegee Airman in the late 90s. Even thought I was an Air Force brat, I don't remember seeing many black people at any of the bases except as Mess Sgts. and working as cooks and servers a child I didn't think much about it. I was familiar with the difference between the way blacks were treated in the late 50s, even in Califor [...]

  • Ellen Lebelle says:

    Linda Hervieux spoke at the American Library in Paris on February 2. I was immediately hooked. So hooked that I got the e-book edition even though I'm ordering the paper book for our library and so my husband will read it. I've since also ordered a copy for my aunt and uncle; he's a veteran as was his father, my grandfather, and an avid reader of anything concerning WWII.The story is well told. Sometimes, I felt we were too much into background and I was itching to get on with the story, but the [...]

  • Jere Hester says:

    Linda Hervieux brings to life the heroism of 320th Barrage Balloon Battalion, an all-black squadron of soldiers who battled racism at home before and after helping save the free world on the beaches of Normandy. The book, propelled by an historian's penchant for unearthing long-lost documents and a journalist's knack for weaving a compelling, people-driven narrative, relays the saga of these brave men with the dignity they deserve and the full context the story demands. She's revived a chapter o [...]

  • Lynn says:

    Today's post is on Forgotten: The Untold Story of D-Day's Black Heroes, at Home and at War by Linda Hervieux. It is 368 pages long including notes and published by HarperCollins. The cover is a picture of Normandy beach with soldiers on it and three balloons in the background. The intended reader is someone interested in World War 2, history, and African Americans. There is language, no sex, and violence in this book. There Be Spoilers Ahead.From the back of the book- The injustices of 1940s Jim [...]

  • L.A. says:

    Posted first to Blog Critics as Book Review: 'Forgotten, The Untold Story of D-Day's Black Heroes, at Home and at War by Linda Hervieux.Sometimes the most heroic stories are those you don’t hear about, those held in the hearts of the men who lived them. In Forgotten, The Untold Story of D-Day’s Black Heroes, at Home and at War by Linda Hervieux, we are introduced to the 320th Barrage Balloon Battalion. With a time of war and especially the fateful landing on a French beach Normandy there are [...]

  • Jessica Buike says:

    This book is an in-depth look at the pervasive race discrimination in the American military during the World Wars, and provides the tales of some of the young black men involved in the D-Day attack. These men were extraordinarily resilient and brave heroes, and few received any of the honors that they were due. My only complaint is that there wasn't as much focus on the men as on the general racist climate, but overall this was still an original look at Barrage Balloon Battalions and their impac [...]

  • Jane says:

    Heartbreaking. And well done.

  • Garrett Suttle says:

    This is a decent book about the 320th Barrage Balloon Battalion, who were the only African American soldiers to see action on D-Day. In the foreword, the author states that historians told her “you won’t find enough to write a book about them.” Well the historian was right. This book dives deeper into the racism through Jim Crow laws of the day and how life in the military and outside the military was like. While this is a very important topic that needs more light shed on it, I was hoping [...]

  • Dee says:

    Jim Crow laws and rules established white supremacy, racial discrimination, segregation and racism allowed terrorism against blacks resulting in lynching, rape, arson and murder. And yet under these inhuman circumstances African-American Soldiers served their country and their stories and military histories were not told and suppressed. THANK GOODNESS author LInda Hervieux searched out, researched and wrote this story/book about these WWII Heroes. It's well told and the photos are wonderful too. [...]

  • Dan says:

    We call it "The Greatest Generation" for a reason. We don't call it the greatest white generation. This book tells the story of just a few of the black, colored, or using the word of the time Negro soldiers. They were thought to be inferior in intellect, courage, and ambition, despite that they served with pride and Valor. The Jim Crow laws followed them from South through Europe, they courageously suffered the racism and preformed their duty. Not until the end of the 1900's did they begin to ge [...]

  • John says:

    As a history nerd I wanted to read this book thinking it was about a new look at D Day. Wrong. This book was everywhere. Mostly about segregation, a chapter on balloon history, and in the end very little about the actual invasion. Disappointed.

  • Robyn says:

    This is an important story that needed to be told. However, this story was a little all over the place and I felt dis-jointed.

  • Gef says:

    Forgotten? Unknown Never thought or talked about you read about D-Day watch movies hear stories but you never think about the support units sure I've hear of "the Red Ball Express" but I never even thought about the balloons. and that the main group was a colored battalion Hu-Ra! It's a good read, heavy at times wordy at others push through don't let the page count bug you either, close to 80 pages of "extra's"

  • Ray says:

    Linda Hervieux's book, "Forgotten" tells the story of the 320th Barrage Balloon Battalion, a unit of African-American soldiers during World War II. But their experiences during the War, including their landing on Omaha Beach on D-Day, appear not to be the worst experiences most of the men experienced during their lives. The injustices they endured under the Jim Crow laws in place during the first half of the 20th Century in the U.S was an equally harrowing part of the story. Hervieux points out [...]

  • Jacqueline says:

    Had to put the book down several times because I became so upset. It wasn't that I was unfamiliar with the racism the solders endured, rather that the reminder took me back to tales I heard from my relatives who served during the time-period this book encompasses. I thought the book was very well written and researched.

  • Betsy says:

    While this book is ostensibly about the 320th Barrage Balloon Battalion on D-Day, it is more a look at race relations in the U.S. prior to and during WWII. And it isn't a pretty picture. The author talks about Jim Crowism, the segregation of the Armed Forces in WWI and WWII, and the men who fought for their country while being denied equality at home. The author follows men like Waverly Woodson, Wilson Monk and Henry Parham through their training at a camp in Tennessee where they had to deal wit [...]

  • Gayle Francis Moffet says:

    Deeply researched and well-meaning, but the author couldn't stay on topic. I expected--from the title and the blurb--a Band of Brothers style breakdown of the men in the 320th, what their training was like, what it was like to be together as soldiers, and detail about their time on the beaches. Instead, Hervieux gives a few pages of real information about these men for every twenty pages she gives to the general history of black soldiers in the United States military. The effects of Jim Crow law [...]

  • Eileen Charbonneau says:

    No black servicemen received the Medal of Honor during World War II. Read this book to find out why. Forgotten tells the story of members of the 320th Barrage Ballon Battalion, a unit of African American soldiers who landed on D-Day, 1944, manning a curtain of armed balloons meant to deter enemy aircraft. Despite having a relentless champions in the black press, organizations like the NAACP and Eleanor Roosevelt, black troops faced both a call to arms and injustice, discrimination and segregatio [...]

  • Kit says:

    This was a hard book to read - not because it wasn’t well-written. It was. Not because the historical aspects were too detailed or the depiction of the D-Day landing was too bloody. Both were handled with a good balance of authenticity and narrative drive. The problem was the underlying story. In spite of having been alive in the 60’s when desegregation occurred in the South, and reading about the Ku Klux Klan and knowing ignorant people who used the ‘n’ word, I had no idea how bad thing [...]

  • Devyn says:

    I was lucky enough to received this book from . This book is illuminating and provocative. If you are interested in the tale of the forgotten soldiers that fought for freedom without experiencing it for themselves, this book is for you. I knew black soldiers were discriminated against during the wars but I didn't know the extant of it til now. It makes me angry to the point of tears to read how these brave man went above and beyond the call of duty and were treated so inhumanly.But, I do not reg [...]

  • Laura Hoffman Brauman says:

    I would give this one 4.5 stars. There was so much here I knew so little (or nothing about). Some was just interesting -- like how balloons were used in war, much was heartbreaking -- like the race relations and how black soldiers were treated, and some was revelatory to me -- like the differences between how blacks were treated in the United States compared to how they were treated in Europe. This was a fascinating read and I highly recommend. I did this one on audio and it really kept my atten [...]

  • Michael Honegger says:

    A fascinating account of both a black batallion on the beaches of Normandy and the revelatory background of the racial predjudice faced by these brave men under the Jim Crow laws of the pre-war era with their explicit impact upon the military. Ms. Hervieux reveals some astonishing details about how black soldiers were treated both in the United States and in Britain during the build up to the Normandy invasion. The stories of individual soldiers are written with a sensitivity and honesty that is [...]

  • David says:

    I liked it, but it felt incomplete somehow. I wanted a more connected narrative. It followed some people more carefully, it felt, than the larger story. It's too bad, as I wanted to better understand the service companies, and stevedores. The stories are typical for African Americans of that time. It's sad to see how shortsighted so much of the government was, at the time. There are delightful stories of the hospitality of the British people. It was a nice read without being great.

  • Fredrick Danysh says:

    Forgotten is billed as the regimental history of the all black 320th Barrage Balloon Battalion but in reality is a dissertation on race relations during World War II in the American military. Only a few survivors were interviewed and there is little documentation in military archives. If you want to study race relations it is a helpful book but if looking for a military history of the unit it leaves much to be desired.

  • Penny Reinecke says:

    Congratulations to Linda who has told a war story in such a brilliant page turning way that even a 'non war-book reader' like me could thoroughly enjoy reading it. At times dismaying and frustrating that men could be treated in such a manner by people in their own country, at times a frightening story, at times touching and sad, at times informative.A great read and I look forward to Linda's next book.

  • Sharon Maerten-Moore says:

    Forgotten chronicles the lives of African-Americans before and during WWII, specifically focusing on the segregation in the army and how the soldiers were treated in their own country and abroad during the war. It also tells the story of some of the African-American heroes involved in the Invasion of Normandy.

  • Patricia Yeager says:

    Hervieux's writing and reporting shines. I am so grateful she was able to find these African American Heroes and gather their stories for all to read. Forgotten finally provides the missing links to show the complete picture of what happened on D-Day.

  • Edward Dwyer says:

    It may have taken me a long time to read, but that was my fault since I don't read all the time and I often have more than one book going at a time. A must read. VERY interesting. It reminded me of Band of Brothers, E Company, 506th Regiment, 101st Airborne: From Normandy to Hitler's Eagle's Nest.

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