Long Island and World War I

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Nassau and Suffolk Counties answered the call to service during the First World War. As young men entered the armed forces, existing facilities such as Camp Mills and Hazelhurst Field were expanded, while Camp Upton, a massive training center, was created almost overnight. Long Islanders demonstrated enthusiastic support for the war through patriotic rallies, subscriptions to Liberty and Victory Loan drives and establishing recreation centers for troops called "soldiers' clubs." While Long Island factories turned out torpedoes, freighters and clothing, the Island's vibrant agricultural sector contributed significantly to the nation's food supplies. Author and historian Richard Welch explores the impact of the Great War on Long Island.
ISBN: 9781467138888
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: New York
Series: Military
Images: 50
Pages: 144
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
A Long Island Native, Richard F. Welch received his doctorate in American history from Stony Brook University. He taught United States History, Western Civilization, Irish History and American Military History at Long Island University and Farmingdale State College. Dr. Welch’s work has appeared in the Long Island Historical Journal, Journal of the American Revolution, America’s Civil War, Civil War Times, Military History, American History and the New York Times. He is also the author of five books including The Boy General. The Life and Careers of Francis Channing Barlow, and General Washington’s Commando. Benjamin Tallmadge in the American Revolution. He also serves on the board of directors of the Suffolk County Historical Society. He resides in Northport, Long Island, New York.
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