The Good War: An Oral History of World War Two - Crime and Punishment, A Turning Point, and Chilly Winds. Summary & Analysis

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Crime and Punishment, A Turning Point, and Chilly Winds. Summary and Analysis

In "Crime and Punishment," Alvin Bridges was an MP in the war and spent much time searching for AWOL soldiers in brothels. He also notes there were often problems with racism. Many blacks were shot for their crimes, while whites received a light sentence. Joseph Small discusses his experiences as a black navy soldier working with bomb materials in California. The black men were in constant danger as they loaded and unloaded munitions, and one night, two hundred black munitions handlers were killed as they unloaded the ships and the munitions exploded. The rest of the men refuse to return to work. Fifty of them are transferred to Yerba Buena Island and held for court martial. They were sentenced to fifteen years of hard labor...

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