Delaware in World War I

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Delaware's experience in the Great War was that of an awakening. What had been a pastoral collection of farms and merchants was rapidly transformed into a dynamic, economically thriving society. From the immense munitions contribution of the DuPont Company to burgeoning shipbuilding on the Wilmington waterfront, the First State took a leading role in meeting the war's industrial demand. It fortified coastal defenses and thwarted U-boat attacks on its coast. Its men and women learned of valor and sacrifice as thousands of native sons fought in Europe and daughters volunteered on the homefront. Author Kennard R. Wiggins Jr. traces the history that changed the state forever.
ISBN: 9781626199989
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Delaware
Series: Military
Images: 46
Pages: 160
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Kennard Wiggins is a retired Delaware Air National Guard officer. Wiggins serves as the vice chairman of the Delaware Military Heritage and Education Foundation, president of the Board of Trustees for the Cecil County Public Library and vice chairman of the Cecil County Planning Commission. He is the author of Delaware Air National Guard, Delaware Army National Guard, Dover Air Force Base, co-author of Delaware Aviation, and a contributing author to Histories of Newark, 1758–2008.
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