Forth to the Mighty Conflict: Alabama and World War II

Forth to the Mighty Conflict: Alabama and World War II

By: Allen Cronenberg (author)Paperback

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Alabama and its people played a conspicuous role in World War II. Not only were thousands of servicemen trained at military facilities in the state - at Fort McClellan, Camp Rucker, Camp Sibert, Maxwell Air Field, and Tuskegee Army Air Field - but Axis prisoners of war were interned in camps on Alabama soil, most notably at Aliceville and Opelika. More than 45,000 Alabama citizens were killed in combat or died as POWs, some came home injured, and many labored in war factories at home. When first published in 1995, Forth to the Mighty Conflict was well received. Allen Cronenberg weaves the stories of individuals and military units into a compelling narrative. Ultimately, he chronicles the sweeping impact of the war on Alabama; how it affected politics in the state and brought about important changes in education, social services, health care, religion, and race relations.

About Author

Allen Cronenberg is Associate Professor of History and Director of the Center for the Arts and Humanities at Auburn University.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780817350277
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 232
  • ID: 9780817350277
  • ISBN10: 0817350276

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