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The Resource Black soldier blues, by Mark Chapman and Veronica Fury for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, (electronic resource)

Black soldier blues, by Mark Chapman and Veronica Fury for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, (electronic resource)

Label
Black soldier blues
Title
Black soldier blues
Statement of responsibility
by Mark Chapman and Veronica Fury for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
When America established its Pacific supply base in Australia during World War II, Australia's Prime Minister warmly welcomed the estimated one million American servicemen and women stationed and passing through. The exception: black GIs. Because of the racist White Australia Policy the black troops were initially forbidden to be stationed on Australian shores. Between 1942 and 1945, Australia reluctantly agreed to let African American personnel enter, as long as they were separated from the rest of the population. The US high command embraced the policy and African Americans were stationed in strictly segregated zones where they were subjected to atrocious conditions, harsh treatment, racial hatred and even murder. The 96th Battalion rioted out of sheer desperation. In contrast to this official resistance, white Australians welcomed the black American soldiers who found they were often treated better by Australians than by their own countrymen. This acceptance infuriated some of the white soldiers and riots broke out in the streets of Brisbane between white and black American soldiers. The film is told by the American and Australian veterans who were there, now speaking sixty years after the war. The black Americans discuss growing up in a segregated society, joining a segregated army, and fighting for a freedom that they themselves did not yet possess. Study guide available
Additional physical form
Previously released as DVD.
Cataloging source
VaAlASP
Characteristic
videorecording
Intended audience
For College; Adult audiences
Language note
This edition in English
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1975-
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  • Chapman, Mark
  • Fury, Veronica
Runtime
52
Series statement
Black studies in video
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  • African American soldiers
  • Discrimination in the military
  • Race discrimination
  • World War, 1939-1945
Target audience
general
Label
Black soldier blues, by Mark Chapman and Veronica Fury for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?BLST;1650414
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Title from resource description page (viewed May 24, 2011)
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Control code
ASP1650414/blsv
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (52 min.).
Form of item
online
Medium for sound
other
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (Sirsi) ASP1650414/bls
  • (OCoLC)784595164
Video recording format
other
Label
Black soldier blues, by Mark Chapman and Veronica Fury for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?BLST;1650414
Publication
Note
Title from resource description page (viewed May 24, 2011)
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Control code
ASP1650414/blsv
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (52 min.).
Form of item
online
Medium for sound
other
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (Sirsi) ASP1650414/bls
  • (OCoLC)784595164
Video recording format
other

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