World: The Landing of Napoleon

Napoleon Edward Taylor worked in a Baltimore packing house until he was inducted into a Maryland Negro regiment. In a year or so he was off on a troopship. On June 17, months before the invasion of Morocco and Algeria, Private Taylor and an unrevealed number of his fellow soldiers found themselves off the coast of Africa. They were there to make a peaceful and secret invasion of the Negro republic of Liberia.

In landing boats, they took off through the wild surf. Private Taylor's major had advised him to have a greeting...

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