East Tennessee in World War II | A Brown Bag Lecture with Dewaine Speaks & Ray Clift

@ East Tennessee History Center
East Tennessee History Center
Wednesday, June 15, 2016 - 12:00pm to Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 12:45pm

Tennesseans played prominent roles in World War II, from diplomatic efforts on the eve of war to work on the Manhattan Project. Defense-related industries such as the Aluminum Company of America, Rohm & Hass Chemical Company, and the Fulton Sylphon Company were vital to the war effort and became targets of enemy espionage. Dewaine Speaks and Ray Clift’s book East Tennessee in World War II is the first comprehensive account of the accomplishments of East Tennessee soldiers and civilians during this critical time in the nation’s history. The book will be available for purchase and signing at the end of the event.

The program is sponsored by the Gentry Griffey Funeral Chapel and is free and open to the public. The lecture will begin at noon at the East Tennessee History Center, 601 S. Gay Street, Knoxville. Guests are invited to bring a “Brown Bag” lunch and enjoy the lecture. Soft drinks will be available. For more information on the lecture, exhibitions, or museum hours, call 865-215-8824.