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The Resource Blood on German snow : an African American artilleryman in World War II and beyond, Emiel W. Owens

Blood on German snow : an African American artilleryman in World War II and beyond, Emiel W. Owens

Label
Blood on German snow : an African American artilleryman in World War II and beyond
Title
Blood on German snow
Title remainder
an African American artilleryman in World War II and beyond
Statement of responsibility
Emiel W. Owens
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Emiel W. Owens served his country in the 777th Field Artillery, involved in actions from Omaha Beach to the occupation army in the Philippines. Like the rest of the U.S. Army at the time, the 777th was a segregated unit. Remarkably few memoirs by African Americans have been published from the World War II era, making Owens's account especially valuable. Because he situates his military experience in the larger context of his life and the society in which he lived, his story also reveals much about the changing racial climate of the last several decades."
  • "A native Texan, Owens recounts his early experiences in a small, rural school outside Austin during the hard times of the Depression. In 1943, he was drafted into the army, landing in England in August 1944. Ten days later he was on Omaha Beach." "By November 3 Owens and his unit were supporting the 30th Infantry Division as it attacked German towns and cities leading into the Ruhr Pocket and the Huertgen Forest. Owens starkly portrays the horror of the Kohlscheid Penetration. He was awarded a certificate of merit for his actions in that campaign."
  • "With help from the G.I. bill, Owens returned to college and then to graduate school at Ohio State University, since universities in his home state were still closed to African Americans. He earned a Ph. D. in economics, which led to a productive academic and consulting career." "This is a story of an African American man's journey from a segregated Texas town to the battlefields of Europe and on to postwar success in a world changed forever by the war Americans - black and white - had fought."--Jacket
Member of
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1922-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Owens, Emiel W.
Dewey number
940.54/8173
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Texas A & M University military history series
Series volume
105
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Owens, Emiel W
  • United States
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Soldiers
  • African American soldiers
Label
Blood on German snow : an African American artilleryman in World War II and beyond, Emiel W. Owens
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 135-136) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A Typical African American and an American Citizen -- So You're in the Army Now: Training -- To the War in Europe -- March to the German Front -- In Battle in Europe -- To the Pacific and the Philippines -- Heading Home, Heading North, Heading Out -- Summing Up
Control code
ocm62804647
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
147 pages
Isbn
9781585445370
Lccn
2005037460
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • BK0006696812
  • (OCoLC)62804647
Label
Blood on German snow : an African American artilleryman in World War II and beyond, Emiel W. Owens
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 135-136) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A Typical African American and an American Citizen -- So You're in the Army Now: Training -- To the War in Europe -- March to the German Front -- In Battle in Europe -- To the Pacific and the Philippines -- Heading Home, Heading North, Heading Out -- Summing Up
Control code
ocm62804647
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
147 pages
Isbn
9781585445370
Lccn
2005037460
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • BK0006696812
  • (OCoLC)62804647

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