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Aberdeen Proving Ground (Images of America)

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Situated in southeastern Harford County and edged by the Chesapeake Bay and the Bush and Gunpowder Rivers, the U.S. Army bases known as Aberdeen Proving Ground, Edgewood Arsenal, and Fort Hoyle have

been home to ordnance, chemical, technology, and artillery commands. The photographs in this volume include scenes of the fertile farmlands of Aberdeen, Edgewood, and Michaelsville, and their transformation, which began in 1917, into the military base known today as Aberdeen Proving Ground, or APG. Views of daily life on base include the "Toonerville" Trolley, a small-scale train that shuttled commuting personnel between the main gate and the buildings on post. The images document changes in the ways wars have been fought and changes in society as a result of war. Brave

officers voluntarily tested the effects of mustard agent and other chemical weapons on protective clothing and gas masks. Local women sewed gas masks

for troops and civilians. Women moved into key jobs on base during World War II, manufacturing and maintaining tanks and weapons systems as the need for great numbers of troops depleted the workforce of civilian males. APG scientists led the way into the computer age when they developed ENIAC, the first electronic digital computer.

About the Author

In his fifth book for Arcadia Publishing, Bill Bates presents images and stories gleaned from unparalleled access to leading U.S. Army historians and records and from current and retired army and civilian personnel to give the reader an unprecedented look behind the gate of APG.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780738544366
Author:
Bates, Bill
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing (SC)
Foreword by:
Doesburg, John C.
Foreword:
Doesburg, Maj Gen John C.
Foreword:
Doesburg, John C.
Author:
Bates, Bill With a. Foreword by
Author:
Doesburg, Maj Gen John C.
Subject:
United States - State & Local - General
Subject:
United States - State & Local - Middle Atlantic
Subject:
Military - United States
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
MIL
Subject:
MD
Subject:
History
Subject:
Military bases - Maryland -
Subject:
Proving grounds - Maryland - Aberdeen
Subject:
World History-General
Edition Description:
Arcadia Publishing
Series:
Images of America
Publication Date:
20070831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
127
Dimensions:
9.14x6.61x.35 in. .71 lbs.

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History and Social Science » Military » US Military » General
History and Social Science » World History » General

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