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World War II Milwaukee - (Military) by Meg Jones (Paperback)

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Long before Japanese bombs rained down on Pearl Harbor, Milwaukee was the "Machine Shop to the World." Thanks to the city's large industrial base, factories quickly retooled and mobilized for wartime production. Harley-Davidson produced thousands of military motorbikes, and Falk Corporation churned out gears that turned the propellers on hundreds of ships. Locals sacrificed their lives for the cause--Mayor Carl Zeidler went missing at sea, USS Arizona captain Franklin Van Valkenburgh refused to leave the bridge of his burning battleship and Mildred Harnack joined the Nazi resistance movement and was executed on direct orders from Hitler. Embedded with German and American troops, Milwaukee journalists H.V. Kaltenborn, Louis Lochner and Dickey Chapelle sent dispatches from the front lines. Through past interviews and archival materials, author Meg Jones reveals these and other patriotic stories.
Number of Pages: 154
Genre: History
Sub-Genre: Military / World War II, USA / State + Local / Midwest
Series Title: Military
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Pub
Author: Meg Jones
Language: English
Street Date: November 30, 2015
TCIN: 50378627
UPC: 9781467117623
Item Number (DPCI): 248-06-3074
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