When land started to run out in central Massachusetts, the state's National Guard units began to search for sufficient space on which to hold their annual training. They found what they needed on Cape Cod.
In a new book by Arcadia Publishing, local authors Donald Cann and John Galluzzo explore the life of Camp Edwards, which became later the Massachusetts Military Reservation and the Otis Air National Guard Base, and currently it is a Coast Guard facility.
The authors hope the book will “stand as a testament to the bravery of the thousands of soldiers who were sacrificed on behalf of their country.”
Highlights of Camp Edwards and Otis Air Force Base:
• Features never before seen vintage photographs from both public and private collections
• Contains rare images of German prisoners of war on Cape Cod in World War II.
• Provides a story of the experimental amphibious warfare technology tested on Cape Cod beaches
• Explores snapshots of a mock German Village built on base to train troops heading for Europe in World War II
Available at area bookstores, independent retailers, and online retailers, or through Arcadia Publishing at (888)-313-2665 or www.arcadiapublishing.com.
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