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Untold Stories from World War II Rhode Island
November 7, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Image of the Newport Naval Station, Goat Island. NHS Collection, P5659.
Join the Newport Historical Society for a talk with author Christian McBurney on Thursday, November 7, 2019 at the Newport Historical Society, 82 Touro Street, Newport, RI, at 5:30pm.
Christian McBurney will speak for the first time about his newly-released book, Untold Stories from World War II Rhode Island. He will reveal long-forgotten stories, from Newport serving as the headquarters for the Atlantic Fleet from April 1941 to November 1944, to amazing secret innovations that were developed in the state for use by the armed forces overseas, and to recollections of Rhode Islanders when they were children or teenagers during the war years. The talk will last about 45 minutes, after which Christian will be available to sign books.
General admission costs $5 per person, $1 for Newport Historical Society members along with retired and active duty military. RSVP below.