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2023 Virtual Speaker Series - War in Paradise: World War II in Florida

  • Tuesday, May 16, 2023
  • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Virtual


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War in Paradise: World War II in Florida

Eliot Kleinberg

May 16, 2023 at 7 pm

In the first weeks after Pearl Harbor pulled America into a two-front war, Germany’s UBoats worked with impunity. Off Florida alone, they sank 24 ships. The state became an armed camp. Hotels turned into barracks, and hospitals, bases and airfields increased from 8 to 172 by 1943. The sleepy southern state became one of the nation’s hotspots, and Florida would never be the same.

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