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By Mark Bando

A minute-by-minute and daily account of the elite one hundred and first Airborne’s bold parachute touchdown at the back of enemy traces at Normandy is observed through firsthand money owed from Airborne veterans and 40 extraordinary, formerly unknown (let on my own released) colour photographs of the “Screaming Eagles” at Normandy and in nice Britain ahead of the invasion. Accompanying those extraordinary D-Day colour Kodachromes—which have been unearthed within the attic of a military doctor’s daughter—are greater than hundred black-and-white images from a hundred and first survivors and the author’s personal deepest assortment. this can be an remarkable examine an elite battling strength in the course of one of many final century’s most vital moments.

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We move an invisible army. . -"All of Us Together" (Southern labor song, ca. 1930s) F or Communists eager to get on with the task of revolution, the South was a new, mysterious frontier. Arriving in Gastonia, North Carolina, Chattanooga, Tennessee, Greenville, South Carolina, and Birmingham, Alabama, they brought with them the cultural and ideological baggage of a Northern, urban-based movement, including assumptions about the backwardness of Southern workers. Yet, gnawing at the edges of their preconceptions was a policy that situated Southern blacks at the heart of the region's revolutionary movement.

L6 Alarmed by the Communist Party's growing support among black working people, leading white citizens and government officials temporarily breathed a sigh of relief when a congressional committee to investigate "communist propaganda" under Congressman Hamilton Fish decided to hold hearings in Birmingham. Predictably, as the Communists in Birmingham assailed the hearings as part of a sustained effort to outlaw the CP, local authorities and the press expressed confidence that the Fish Committee would end the radical menace once and for all.

In the end, a dynamic women's interracial PROLOGUE 7 movement did not spring up in Birmingham as it had in areas such as Atlanta and Memphis. l 7 With the death of the Knights of Labor, working-class radicalism had few organized outlets. The Socialist party was visibly active in the state around the turn of the century, claiming four hundred members in 1908. The Socialists eventually attracted a small following among poor white farmers in Baldwin, Bibb, Covington, and Cullman counties and among a handful of Birmingham skilled workers.

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