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Memories of a Boy Growing up at Watch Hill During World War II
1 month ago

Memories of a Boy Growing up at Watch Hill During World War II

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I was nine years old when the war started and fourteen when it ended, so these memories are through the eyes and ears of a youngster. It was also …
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The 103rd Field Artillery on the Western Front in World War I
2 months ago

The 103rd Field Artillery on the Western Front in World War I

While tiny Rhode Island contributed her fair share of men to serve in the United States Army, Navy, and Marine Corps during World War I, only one organized unit of …
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Welcome Aboard the USS Rumford
2 months ago

Welcome Aboard the USS Rumford

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When the United States declared war on Germany and Austria-Hungary on April 6, 1917 and entered the Great War, it created an urgent need to train members of the armed …
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Rhode Island Militia Battles the Dreaded British Captain James Wallace on Prudence Island
3 months ago

Rhode Island Militia Battles the Dreaded British Captain James Wallace on Prudence Island

The American Revolution was fought from Maine to Illinois, hundreds of military encounters occurring in what eventually became the United States of America. Among those events were two skirmishes on …
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Middletown Historical Society Produces Study of the August 1778 Siege of Newport
6 months ago

Middletown Historical Society Produces Study of the August 1778 Siege of Newport

[From the Editor: In December 2016, the Middletown Historical Society published a 364-page report for the National Park Service, “The Siege of British Forces in Newport County by Colonial and …
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Beavertail’s Top Secret Spraycliff Observatory During World War II
6 months ago

Beavertail’s Top Secret Spraycliff Observatory During World War II

Spraycliff Observatory, located on the Beavertail peninsula on Conanicut Island (the town of Jamestown), was a top secret World War II facility. The activities of Spraycliff Observatory provided a …
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Interview with Maury Klein about his Book,  A Call To Arms, Mobilizing America for World War II
6 months ago

Interview with Maury Klein about his Book, A Call To Arms, Mobilizing America for World War II

[From the editor: Maury Klein is one of Rhode Island’s most prominent authors writing history books for a national audience. A long-time professor at the University of Rhode Island, he …
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Providence’s Hot Spots for World War II Sailors and Soldiers
7 months ago

Providence’s Hot Spots for World War II Sailors and Soldiers

[Note from the Editor:  This piece is republished verbatim from a column called Under the White Hat that ran in the Quonset Scout newspaper on October 3, 1946. The …
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Judith Sternberg Newman, Holocaust Survivor, Builds a New Life in Richmond
7 months ago

Judith Sternberg Newman, Holocaust Survivor, Builds a New Life in Richmond

When I was about fourteen years old, sifting through the world history section at the Kingston Free Library, I came across a book by Judith Sternberg Newman, who then …
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The World War II Listening Post at Chopmist Hill in Scituate
7 months ago

The World War II Listening Post at Chopmist Hill in Scituate

They say that truth is stranger than fiction. This story seems to bear that out.

In 1940 with World War II approaching, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) sent …
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