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Author McBurney, Christian, author.

Title World War II Rhode Island / Christian McBurney, [and four others].

Publication Info. Charleston, SC : The History Press, 2017.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe ProQuest E-Book  Electronic Book    ---  Available
Description 1 online resource (192 pages) : illustrations, map
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
Note "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 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 Includes bibliographical references (pages 163-181) and index.
Note Description based on print version record.
Subject World War, 1939-1945 -- Rhode Island.
Rhode Island -- History, Military.
Rhode Island -- History, Naval.
Rhode Island -- History.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: McBurney, Christian. World War II Rhode Island. Charleston, SC : The History Press, 2017 192 pages 9781467136907 (DLC) 2016961716
ISBN 9781467136907
9781439660720 (e-book)

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