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The Lost Eleven

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

By Denise George & Robert Child
Narrated by Kevin Kenerly / 8 hours 57 minutes

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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Author &
Narrator Kevin Kenerly
ISBN 9781504785839
Length 8 hours 57 minutes
Language English
Publisher Blackstone Audio
Publication date
Edition Unabridged
Genres History, African American Voices & Nonfiction
Libro.fm rank #148,244 Overall
Genre rank #758 in African American Voices