Go for Broke: The Nisei Warriors of World War II who Conquered Germany, Japan, and American Bigotry

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American Legacy Media, 2007 - History - 209 pages
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Japanese-Americans were forcefully removed from their homes and businesses, and placed in "relocation" camps throughout the West. With countless instances of "Gestapo-like" tactics used against them, no one would have faulted them for being bitter or angry at the country that held them captive. Instead, the remarkable story of these Nesei (first generation Japanese born outside of Japan) warriors explains why they were eager to defend their American homeland, and how they became the most decorated fighting unit ever assembled in U.S. military history. Go For Broke is the incredible story of how these soldiers, known as the purple Heart Battlalion," helped liberate Europe, the Pacific, and America from its pervasive and systemic bigotry.
  

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Contents

Introduction
1
To The Rescue
3
The Purple Heart Battalion
5
I Am An American
13
Monte Cassino War In The Mountains
23
Anzio All Roads Lead To Rome
31
Reunion The RomeArno Campaign
40
The Vosges Mountains A Different Kind Of War
56
The Champagne Campaign
98
Final Victory Returning to Italy
104
War In The Pacific MIS and the Nisei
124
Retiring The Colors The Long Road Home
138
Medal of Honor Citations
144
Distinguished Service Cross Citations
169
Killed In Action
188
PhotographImage Credits
197

The Lost Battalion Rescue in the Vosges Mountains
70
Pushed To The Limit Fighting For Survival
88

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