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World War II Rhode Island / Christian McBurney, Brian L. Wallin, Patrick T. Conley, John W. Kennedy and Maureen A. Taylor.

Title
World War II Rhode Island / Christian McBurney, Brian L. Wallin, Patrick T. Conley, John W. Kennedy and Maureen A. Taylor.
Publication
Charleston, SC : History Press, 2017.

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Additional Authors
  • McBurney, Christian M.
  • Wallin, Brian L.
  • Conley, Patrick T.
  • Kennedy, John W.
  • Taylor, Maureen Alice
Description
192 pages : illustrations; 23 cm
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • History
  • Military history
  • Naval history
  • History.
  • Military history.
  • Naval history.
Note
  • Includes bibliography and index.
  • "Rhode Island's contribution to World War II vastly exceeded its small size. Narragansett Bay was an armed camp dotted by army forts and navy facilities. They included the country's most important torpedo production and testing faciltites at Newport and the Northeast's largest naval air station at Quonset Point. Three special, top-secret German POW camps were based in Narragansett and Jamestown. Meanwhile, Rhode Island workers from all over the state--including, for the first time, many women--manufactured military equipment and built warships, most notably the Liberty ships at Providence Shipyard. Authors from the Rhode Island history blog smallstatebighistory.com trace Rhode Island's outsized wartime role, from the scare of an enemy air raid after Pearl Harbor to the war's final German U-boat sunk off Point Judith."--back cover.
Bibliography (note)
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 163-181) and index.
ISBN
  • 9781467136907
  • 1467136905
OCLC
  • 967559664
  • SCSB-11763300
Owning Institutions
Harvard Library