Portsmouth and the Navy in WWII – June 17, 2021

Lecture by Christian McBurney June 17, 2021

Rhode Island’s contribution to World War II vastly exceeded its small size. Narragansett Bay was dotted by some of the country’s most important army forts and navy facilities. Attendees learned fascinating details about Aquidneck Island’s wartime role, shared by Christian McBurney, a popular historian, speaker, and co-author of a book on the subject, which will be available for sale. McBurney has published many books on RI, and manages a blog SmallStateBigHistory, which contains a wealth of RI history

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