World War II and Chester County, Pennsylvania

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Regiments from Chester County fought bravely in all theaters of World War II, while locals at home took extraordinary measures to support the Allies. West Chester resident G. Raymond Rettew developed a process to mass produce vitally needed penicillin while a peaceful farm transformed into the bustling Valley Forge General Hospital in 1943. Women entered labor positions at companies, including Lukens Steel, to meet production demands. The Coatesville YMCA created and distributed a newsletter to soldiers so the boys on the front had the news from back home. Author Marion Piccolomini celebrates the resilience and perseverance of Chester County residents in the midst of total war.
ISBN: 9781467118460
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Pennsylvania
Series: Military
Images: 59
Pages: 144
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Marion Piccolomini is an officer of the Downingtown Area Historical Society and a member of the West Nantmeal Township Historical Commission. She holds a master's degree in speech language pathology from the Pennsylvania State University.
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