Brothers in Arms

The Epic Story of the 761st Tank Battalion, WWII’s Forgotten Heroes

by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Anthony Walton ’82 (Broadway)


The all-black battalion that served on the front lines in the Battle of the Bulge during World War II finally gets its due in this military history that surveys both the battles and the racism the men fought.

The book details the training the men in the battalion received, chronicles the battles they were involved in, their role in the liberation of the Mauthausen concentration camp in Germany and their demobilization after the war.

(October 2004)