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Asheville and Western North Carolina in World War II   (NC) Reid Chapman

Asheville and Western North Carolina in World War II (NC)

Reid Chapman

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ISBN : 9780738543420
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128 pages
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World War II served as a rallying call in Asheville and Western North Carolina, putting the citizens back to work. Ashevilles two strongest economic sectors, tourism and medicine- its beautiful isolation- and advanced hospitals served the nationsMoreWorld War II served as a rallying call in Asheville and Western North Carolina, putting the citizens back to work. Ashevilles two strongest economic sectors, tourism and medicine- its beautiful isolation- and advanced hospitals served the nations needs during the Second World War. The United States secreted German and Japanese businessmen, federal agencies, and valuable art in these mountains, and recuperating soldiers found solace in the camps and inns. Meanwhile our citizens-black and white men, women, and children-offered themselves up for service. Images of America: Asheville and Western North Carolina in World War II tells their stories, from Pearl Harbors bombing to the study of the long-term effects of radiation on the Japanese, from the far Pacific to stateside support groups and local sacrifices.