The Lost Eleven by Denise George audiobook

The Lost Eleven: The Forgotten Story of Black American Soldiers Brutally Massacred in World War II

By Denise George  and  Robert Child
Read by Kevin Kenerly

Blackstone Publishing 9781101987391
8.96 Hours Unabridged
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Their story was almost forgotten by history. Now known as the Wereth Eleven, these brave African-American soldiers left their homes to join the Allied effort on the front lines of WWII. As members of the 333rd Field Artillery Battalion, they provided crucial fire support at the Siege of Bastogne. Among the few who managed to escape the Nazis’ devastating Ardennes Offensive, they found refuge in the small village of Wereth, Belgium. A farmer and supporter of the Allies took the exhausted and half-starved men into his home. When Nazi authorities learned of their whereabouts, they did not take the soldiers prisoner, but subjected them to torture and execution in a nearby field. Despite their bravery and sacrifice, these eleven soldiers were omitted from the final Congressional War Crimes report of 1949. For seventy years, their files—marked secret—gathered dust in the National Archive. But in 1994, at the site of their execution, a memorial was dedicated to the Wereth Eleven and all African-American soldiers who fought in Europe. Drawing on firsthand interviews with family members and fellow soldiers, The Lost Eleven tells the complete story of these nearly forgotten soldiers, their valor in battle, and their tragic end.

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Summary

Summary

Their story was almost forgotten by history. Now known as the Wereth Eleven, these brave African-American soldiers left their homes to join the Allied effort on the front lines of WWII. As members of the 333rd Field Artillery Battalion, they provided crucial fire support at the Siege of Bastogne. Among the few who managed to escape the Nazis’ devastating Ardennes Offensive, they found refuge in the small village of Wereth, Belgium. A farmer and supporter of the Allies took the exhausted and half-starved men into his home. When Nazi authorities learned of their whereabouts, they did not take the soldiers prisoner, but subjected them to torture and execution in a nearby field.

Despite their bravery and sacrifice, these eleven soldiers were omitted from the final Congressional War Crimes report of 1949. For seventy years, their files—marked secret—gathered dust in the National Archive. But in 1994, at the site of their execution, a memorial was dedicated to the Wereth Eleven and all African-American soldiers who fought in Europe.

Drawing on firsthand interviews with family members and fellow soldiers, The Lost Eleven tells the complete story of these nearly forgotten soldiers, their valor in battle, and their tragic end.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A sad, chilling work that displays a vigorous buildup and suspense.” Kirkus Reviews
“It is because of men like these…that I could be a retired Army Lieutenant Colonel. My success was enabled by their sacrifices. This book is a must-read.” Lieutenant Colonel Allen B. West, US Army (Ret.), former Congressman
“The story of the Eleven should be a reminder to all Americans that the values of duty, honor, and service are not reserved to any one race, class, or ethnicity.” Jim Gerlach, former Congressman
“Writes into history the forgotten African-American men who fought courageously in the Battle of the Bulge…A book that should be read by all because it speaks to the human spirit.” Kara Tucina Olidge, PhD, executive director, Amistad Research Center at Tulane University

Reviews

Reviews

by Odin 11/21/2017
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This is a compelling true story of eleven African American soldiers who having served the country well with their heroism and honor in the battlefields of World War II only to be massacred in the town of Wereth, Belgium by the Nazis, is truly a tragic story. The authors present the characters through many interviews with fellow soldiers and family members, read with expertise by Kevin Kenerly. The saddest part is that these brave African Americans went unrecognized for 70 years. They finally receive the honor they deserved in 1994 with a monument being erected for their bravery in the town of their executions, Wereth, Belgium, citing all the honorable service other African Americans gave to the US in its war against German. A must listen book for anyone interested in just how mistreated some or our fighting men’s legacy has become.

Author

Author Bio: Denise George

Author Bio: Denise George

Denise George is author/coauthor of thirty books, including Behind Nazi Lines, Orchestra of Exiles, and The Secret Holocaust Diaries.

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Author Bio: Robert Child

Author Bio: Robert Child

Robert Child is an Emmy-nominated writer and director.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 8.96
Audience: Adult
Language: English