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World War II and Chester County Pennsylvania by Marion M. Piccolomini

Regiments from Chester County fought bravely in all theaters of World War II, while locals at home took extraordinary measures to support the Allies.  Read about

  • G. Raymond Rettew who developed a process to mass produce penicillin
  • A peaceful farm transformed into the Valley Forge General Hospital
  • The women who assumed labor positions in companies like Lukens Steel
  • The Coatesville YMCA that created and distributed a newsletter to soldiers at the front.

The author celebrates the resilience and Perseverance of Chester County residents in the midst of total war.


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