The full national mobilization of World War II brought the realities of the conflict to all 48 states, and it brought armed men in uniform to train stations, beaches, and city streets. Service members were called on to stand guard at defense plants and military installations, as well as the coasts of the Atlantic, the Pacific and the Gulf of Mexico. They encountered saboteurs and submarines, strikes and riots—even UFOs. From Long Island to Los Angeles—from Key West to Whidbey Island, dramatic events unfolded on the U.S. homefront and America's greatest guns were central to the story.
About Martin K.A. Morgan
Martin K.A. Morgan is an author/historian who studies the American experience in World War II. He holds a BA in history from the University of Alabama (1991), an MA in history from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (1996), and is currently a history doctoral student at the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. With a background as a park ranger and a museum professional, his experience in public history paved the way for the publishing and broadcasting work he does today. He is the author of two books, Down To Earth: The 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment in Normandy (Schiffer, 2004), and The Americans on D-Day: A Photographic History of the Normandy Invasion (Zenith Press, 2014). Martin also contributes frequently to two magazines, World War II Quarterly and The American Rifleman. In addition to that, he appears regularly on television programs relating to historical subjects on the Outdoor Channel, Discovery, National Geographic, History, H2, Syfy, The Military Channel/American Heroes Channel, and the Smithsonian Channel. For over a decade now, he has been leading battlefield tours around the world.
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