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Newport Historical Society

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June 2017

World War II Rhode Island with a Focus on Aquidneck Island

June 28 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Newport Historical Society, 82 Touro St
Newport, RI 02840 United States
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Rhode Island’s contribution to World War II vastly exceeded its small size. Newport’s and Aquidneck Island’s contributions alone included the nation’s most important torpedo production facilities, a naval training station for some 500,000 sailors, and a PT boat training center at Melville. Civilians, including for the first time many women, did their part by manufacturing military equipment and warships. On Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at 5:30 pm, the Newport Historical Society will host co-authors Christian McBurney and Brian Wallin, who…

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