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Manufacturing Victory: The Arsenal of Democracy

April 8, 2019 @ 6:00 pm

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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Monday, repeating until May 6, 2019

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The “Arsenal of Democracy” was a slogan used by U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt, in a radio broadcast delivered on December 29, 1940. The phrase was used to arouse popular support for aiding nations in the war prior to the US entry into WWII and continued until the end of the war. During that time, the US provided the Allies with millions of rounds of ammunition, as well as weapons, trucks, tanks and ships. The Americans who worked in countless factories throughout the country truly helped the US manufacture victory in WWII.  Join the USS Silversides Submarine Museum most Mondays through May 13 for the lecture series, “Manufacturing Victory: The Arsenal of Democracy!”

All lectures begin at 6:00pm at the USS Silversides Submarine Museum. The cost is $5.00 per person or free with your USS Silversides Submarine Museum membership.  For more information call (231) 755-1230.

  • April 8: Ford Buildup in WWI; a precursor to WWII presented by author Timothy O’Callaghan.  His book is available for purchase in the Gift Store.
  • April 15: The History of Willow Run presented by the Yankee Air Museum.
  • April 22: Shipbuilding in WWII presented by Karen Duvalle, Submarine Curator at the Wisconsin Maritime Museum.
  • April 29: The Future of Military Manufacturing presented by Fred Johnson.
  • May 6: The Cost of Manufacturing for WWII presented by George Maniates.



April 8, 2019
6:00 pm
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USS Silversides Museum
1346 Bluff St.
Muskegon, MI 49441 United States
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