"Brothers In Arms" but not on the court -- famed b'baller Kareem Abdul-Jabbar co-wrote this story of the all-black 761st tank battalion in WWII, after he learned a family friend had served in the unit. "This was Patton's best tank unit and they didn't get any recognition because whites did not look upon blacks as having any competence as fighting men," he says in this interview with NPR (there's also a short excerpt). They fought in the Battle of the Bulge, and helped to liberate Buchenwald concentration camp, among others -- amazing!

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