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The Prisoner-of-War Camps at Forts Getty and Wetherill in Jamestown:  Reeducating World War II German POWs with the Best of Intentions
3 years ago

The Prisoner-of-War Camps at Forts Getty and Wetherill in Jamestown: Reeducating World War II German POWs with the Best of Intentions

This article focuses on the “top secret” World War II German prisoner of war camps at Forts Getty and Wetherill in Jamestown, Rhode Island. A companion article, “The Top Secret …
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The Top Secret World War II Prisoner-of-War Camp at Fort Kearney in Narragansett
3 years ago

The Top Secret World War II Prisoner-of-War Camp at Fort Kearney in Narragansett

The site of the former Fort Kearney, at the end of South Ferry Road and about one mile south of the village of Saunderstown in Narragansett, is now occupied by …
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Silas Cooke’s War: the Sufferings of a Civilian on the Front Lines
3 years ago

Silas Cooke’s War: the Sufferings of a Civilian on the Front Lines

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In any war, some of the people who suffer most are almost entirely overlooked by the subsequent histories: the people who happened to live where the fighting occurred or near …
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The Fourteenth Regiment Rhode Island Heavy Artillery (Colored) During the Civil War
3 years ago

The Fourteenth Regiment Rhode Island Heavy Artillery (Colored) During the Civil War

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After years of obscurity, the courage and sacrifice of African-American soldiers who fought in the Civil War has been rediscovered by a new generation of Americans. The uncommon valor of …
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The Tragic 1925 Sinking of the Submarine USS S-51
3 years ago

The Tragic 1925 Sinking of the Submarine USS S-51

Submarines carry a unique danger and mystique to their volunteer crews. In the early days of submarine technology, if a sub ran into trouble, it usually meant a one-way trip …
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