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South County History Center

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June 2017

World War II Rhode Island

June 17 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Kingston Free Library, 2605 Kingstown Rd
Kingston, RI 02881 United States
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Christian McBurney will give the first lecture on his new book World War II Rhode Island. The state’s contribution to World War II vastly exceeded its small size. They included the Northeast’s largest naval air station at Quonset Point (with key support at Charlestown); a special, top-secret German POW camp was based in Narragansett; and civilians, including for the first time many women, did their part by manufacturing military equipment and warships. The talk will start with the scare of…

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