Bennington in World War II

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The attack on Pearl Harbor changed the lives of the people in Bennington in dramatic ways. Almost overnight, men and women—many of them still too young to vote—went from playing basketball, hunting deer, nursing patients at Putnam Hospital and fishing in the Battenkill to parachuting from burning planes, digging foxholes in Italy, tending to the combat wounded and racing across France with Patton’s tanks. They landed at Normandy on D-Day, were in the first planes to bomb Berlin, saw the flag raised on Iwo Jima and were captured at the Battle of the Bulge. At home, they bought war bonds, collected scrap and worried about friends and relatives far away. Join local author Anthony Marro as he recounts the service and sacrifice of Bennington’s citizens.
ISBN: 9781467149228
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Vermont
Series: Military
Images: 60
Pages: 112
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Anthony Marro was a reporter for the Rutland (VT) Herald, Newsday, Newsweek and the New York Times. From 1971 until 1981, he was based in Washington, where his coverage of the Justice Department included extensive coverage of the Watergate scandal. He then spent six years as managing editor and sixteen years as editor of Newsday, which was cited by TIME magazine and others as one of the ten best papers in the country. Marro worked on reporting teams at Newsday that won Pulitzer Prize Gold Medals for Public Service reporting in 1970 and 1974. The paper won twelve more during his time as an editor. He also is a coauthor of Beyond the Hiss Case: The FBI, Congress and the Cold War and Philip Hoff: How Red Turned Blue in the Green Mountain State.
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