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Gearing Up for Victory: American Military and Industrial Mobilization in World War II

Colloquium on Contemporary History No. 5, 25 June 1991


Launch of USS Essex (CV-9) on 31 July 1942 at the Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company (NH 54106).


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Transcripts from this colloquium include the following:

  • Opening Remarks
  • Fighting on Our Own Ground: The War of Production, 1920–1942
  • Computing the Requirements of War: The Logic of the Victory Plan of 1941
  • Mobilization, Expansion, Integration: Building American Submarines, 1940–1943
  • General Discussion
  • Speakers’ Biographies


Published: Wed Dec 23 10:07:45 EST 2020