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James Jones
James Jones James Jones, a veteran of World War II, shares compelling stories from his tour of duty. In the first interview, he shares his emotions -- and that of fellow African Americans -- upon seeing Holocaust victims.
The German POWs were allowed to go to the white PXs, service clubs, movies, town, and sit anywhere on the bus. Black soldiers couldn't.
In another story, Jones comments on the demeaning treatment of black G.I.s; enemy soldiers were treated better. Nonetheless, Jones reports, black soldiers found ways to strut their stuff.


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Jones shares two remarkable stories about black soldiers during World War II.

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