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The color of war: how one battle broke Japan and another changed America

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Tantor Audio ,
Pub. Date:
2012.
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Unabridged.
Language:
English
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In the pantheon of great World War II conflicts, the battle for Saipan is often forgotten. Yet historian Donald Miller calls it "as important to victory over Japan as the Normandy invasion was to victory over Germany." For the Americans, defeating the Japanese came at a high price. In the words of a Time magazine correspondent, Saipan was "war at its grimmest." On the night of July 17, 1944, as Admirals Ernest King and Chester Nimitz were celebrating the battle's end, the Port Chicago Naval Ammunition Depot, just thirty-five miles northeast of San Francisco, exploded with a force nearly that of an atomic bomb. The men who died in the blast were predominantly black sailors. They toiled in obscurity loading munitions ships with ordnance essential to the U.S. victory in Saipan. Yet instead of honoring the sacrifice these men made for their country, the Navy blamed them for the accident, and when they refused to handle ammunition again, launched the largest mutiny trial in U.S. naval history. The Color of War, then, is the story of two battles, the one overseas and the other on America's home turf. By weaving together these two narratives for the first time ever, the author hopes to paint a more accurate picture of the cataclysmic events that occurred in July 1944-the month that won the war and changed America.
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subject_facet Port Chicago Mutiny Trial, San Francisco, Calif., 1944, Port Chicago Mutiny, Port Chicago, Calif., 1944, United States. -- Navy -- African Americans -- History -- 20th century, World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- New Guinea, World War, 1939-1945 -- Participation, African American
title_display The color of war : how one battle broke Japan and another changed America
title_full The color of war : how one battle broke Japan and another changed America [electronic resource] / James Campbell
title_short The color of war :
title_sub how one battle broke Japan and another changed America
topic_facet African Americans, Campaigns, History, Participation, African American, Port Chicago Mutiny Trial, San Francisco, Calif., 1944, Port Chicago Mutiny, Port Chicago, Calif., 1944, World War, 1939-1945