World War Ii Rhode Island (Military)
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 facilities 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. Me...
Paperback: 192 pages
Publisher: The History Press (May 22, 2017)
Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.3 x 9 inches
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“For someone who moved to Rhode Island as a kindergartner in 1959 and left for good 20 years later, I was always intrigued by the state’s military history. After all, my Cub Scout Blue & Gold dinner was held at Quonset, we watched the Blue Angels from...”
nwhile, 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.