Hartford in World War I
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When the United States Congress declared war in April 1917, Connecticut answered the call to arms. As the capital, Hartford was the hub of the state’s war effort. The city hosted major rallies and recruitment drives, and leaders from Hartford directed efforts to inspire patriotism and sacrifice. Allied needs for war materiel and goods were insatiable, and local manufacturers like Colt’s Patent Firearms Manufacturing Company worked around the clock to meet the demand. Men and women from the area battled in the trenches, volunteered in the hospitals and canteens and served in the air and on the high seas. A century later, this legacy of service and sacrifice is memorialized by local monuments. Author David Drury traces the extraordinary story of Hartford during World War I.
The History Press
: 9781626197961
: The History Press
: 11/02/2015
: Connecticut
: Military
: 64 Black And White
: 144
: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
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David Drury has been a working journalist for thirty-seven years. He retired as an editor at the Hartford Courant in 2008 and continues to contribute regularly to the newspaper and its website. Drury majored in modern European history at the University of Virginia and continued on with graduate study at the University of North Carolina. A lifelong student of history, he has written on various topics of historic interest for the Courant and ConnecticutHistory.org. This is his first book.
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