Voices of Camp Forrest in World War II

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Camp Forrest is a microcosm of the immensity that was World War II, all inside the small community of Tullahoma, Tennessee. Originally named Camp Peay and built in 1926 as a National Guard Camp, Camp Forrest was renamed for Confederate General and first Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan, Nathan Bedford Forrest, and became a World War II induction, training and prisoner of war facility in Tullahoma. The self-sustained city was home to seventy thousand soldiers and about twelve thousand civilian employees, including German and Italian prisoners of war as well as Japanese, German and Italian American citizens who were forcibly incarcerated. After the war ended, the base was decommissioned and dismantled, but the memories of those who lived, worked, trained and grew up during this time of sacrifice and war recount a time the world has not seen since. Author Elizabeth Taylor uses numerous personal interviews, newspaper articles, diaries and biographies to tell the stories of those who lived through the era.
ISBN: 9781625859426
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Tennessee
Series: Military
Images: 76
Pages: 176
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Dr. Elizabeth Taylor has researched the many effects of Camp Forrest both abroad and on the homefront. She currently maintains the Camp Forrest website (www.campforrest.com) and welcomes individuals to contact her with stories, comments and photographs. She earned a doctorate in public administration and completed master’s level coursework in history and political science.
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