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Long Island's military history

Author: G Williford; Leo Polaski
Publisher: Charleston, SC : Arcadia, 2004.
Series: Images of America.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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"Long Island's location and terrain gave it a significant role in defending the United States for over two hundred years. Forming the eastern shore of New York's harbor, Long Island provided sites for seaward defense, while its flat, grassy plain was an ideal location for airfields. Many fortifications, encampments, and defense factories were built on Long Island ... [This book] traces this unique history, beginning  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Military history
Pictorial works
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: G Williford; Leo Polaski
ISBN: 0738536237 9780738536231
OCLC Number: 56713189
Description: 128 pages : chiefly illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Long Island defends New York City --
Closing Long Island sound --
The Port of New York --
Training for war --
The Hempstead Plains --
America's arsenal --
The home front and afterwards.
Series Title: Images of America.
Responsibility: Glen Williford and Leo Polaski.
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"Long Island's location and terrain gave it a significant role in defending the United States for over two hundred years. Forming the eastern shore of New York's harbor, Long Island provided sites for seaward defense, while its flat, grassy plain was an ideal location for airfields. Many fortifications, encampments, and defense factories were built on Long Island ... [This book] traces this unique history, beginning with the Battle of Long Island in 1776 and continuing through the Cold War into the 1980s"--Page 4 of cover.

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