Patton's Panthers: The African-American 761st Tank Battalion In World War II
On the battlefields of World War II, the men of the African-American 761st Tank Battalion under General Patton broke through enemy lines with the same courage with which they broke down the racist limitations set upon them by others proving themselves as tough, reliable, and determined to fight as any tank unit in combat.
Beginning in November 1944, they engaged the enemy...more
The book that I decided to do a critique on was the book Patton’s Panthers by Charles W Sasser. This book was about the hardships and mistreatment's of the outstanding 761st African American Tank battalion, the only black US tank battalion, in World War II. The book followed many different individual experiences from the tank battalion’s soldiers during their time in the war. It starts out in the US and the training camp where the black people are heavily segregat ...more
A very readable short chapter story of the history of the 761st Tank Battalion (Patton's Panthers) contribution in the European Theater of World War II. This is a story that not many people know about, because of many different circumstances and their not being a Divisional Unit, the 761st did not until recently get the credit that they deserved for their many contributions. This is their story as told through their eyes by Sasser. He has done a great job at using first-s ...more
Sasser explores the racism the soldiers faced, sometimes at home, sometimes in hospitals, sometimes even during combat. But it also tells the tales of their bravery and courage, and, sometimes, how t ...more
The Author, Charles W. Sasser does a remarkable job in the use of language and what feelings the Black Soldier was going thru. Sasser uses humor and blunt details of the Black Soldier fighting the war. Many of the German soldiers and the German civilians were taken-back by ...more
Patton didn't think black soldiers could fight. However; he soon has no choice but to let blacks fight. Just like every other dumb idea that came from racism; he was wrong about black men fighting in war.