Sunday, February 24, 2013

Black troops machine gun fellow white soldiers!

Here is some black history you won't read about during black history month.

The headline from ABC News reads, ?World War II Mutiny By Black US Troops in Australia Confirmed.?

An Australian historian has uncovered hidden documents which reveal that African American troops used machine guns to attack their white officers in a siege on a US base in north Queensland in 1942.

Information about the Townsville mutiny has never been released to the public.

About 600 African-American troops were brought to the city to help build airfields.

According to the findings, the soldiers took to the machine guns and anti-aircraft weapons and fired into tents where their white counterparts were drinking.

More than 700 rounds were fired.

At least one person was killed and dozens severely injured, and Australian troops were called in to roadblock the rioters.

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