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Explosion at Morgan: The World War I Middlesex Munitions Disaster

Explosion at Morgan: The World War I Middlesex Munitions Disaster

by Randall Gabrielan
     
 

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While World War I raged in Europe, America scrambled to supply the Allies with ammunition, and several munitions plants were constructed near the Jersey Shore. The hastily built plants hummed with hardly a mishap until the fateful night of October 4, 1918, when a series of explosions killed one hundred people. Firemen and other volunteers were powerless to stop

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While World War I raged in Europe, America scrambled to supply the Allies with ammunition, and several munitions plants were constructed near the Jersey Shore. The hastily built plants hummed with hardly a mishap until the fateful night of October 4, 1918, when a series of explosions killed one hundred people. Firemen and other volunteers were powerless to stop the destruction as it devastated the Morgan-South Amboy area and terrified the surrounding region. Strangely, though, this woeful disaster has been forgotten by history. New Jersey historian Randall Gabrielan re-creates this terrifying night and its aftermath in the context of Middlesex County's role in the Great War.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781609495176
Publisher:
History Press, The
Publication date:
11/13/2012
Series:
Disaster Series
Pages:
160
Sales rank:
1,162,215
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.40(d)

Meet the Author


Randall Gabrielan is president of the Middletown Township Historical Society and that town's appointed historian. He is also executive director of the Monmouth County Historical Commission, and that county's historian. He is a long-serving trustee of the Middletown Library.

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