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World War II Massachusetts

June 26 @ 7:00 pm EDT

Over 500,000 Massachusetts residents answered the call to military duty in the Second World War, while the rest of the state’s citizens fought the war on the home front. Everyone in the family, including pets, found creative and essential ways to contribute.  Thousands worked in factories, volunteered for Civil Defense, watched for enemy aircraft, and took part in salvage collections and bond drives, all while dealing with rationing, blackouts, rumors, and a host of other wartime inconveniences. And while thousands of service members left to fight overseas, the Bay State also welcomed thousands more to serve on its military bases that were such an important part of our nation’s defense.

Author James Parr reveals the stories of these brave and dedicated citizens – from the famous to the ordinary – as they faced wartime challenges.

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Date:
June 26
Time:
7:00 pm EDT
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Friends of the Library
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info@walpolefriends.org

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Sponsored by
Friends of the Walpole Public Library

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Community Room
143 School Street
Walpole, MA 02081 United States
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Details

Date:
June 26
Time:
7:00 pm EDT
Event Categories:
, ,

Organizer

Friends of the Library
Email
info@walpolefriends.org

Other

Sponsored by
Friends of the Walpole Public Library

Venue

Community Room
143 School Street
Walpole, MA 02081 United States
+ Google Map