Fort Story and Cape Henry
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Fort Story and Cape Henry

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ISBN-13:
9780738518220
Einband:
Taschenbuch
Seiten:
128
Autor:
Fielding Lewis Tyler
Gewicht:
308 g
Format:
237x167x9 mm
Serie:
Images of America
Sprache:
Englisch
Beschreibung:

On April 26, 1607, the English colonists anchored at the entrance to the Chesapeake Bay and came ashore to the historic piece of land they named Cape Henry. Then, in 1917, a military post was established and fortified to protect the southern portion of the entrance to the Chesapeake Bay during World War I; it was named Fort Story. Expanded and heavily fortified to meet the demands of the Second World War, the post served as a principal installation for the Harbor Defenses of Chesapeake Bay. The big guns fell silent after that conflict, and the post became the "Home of
Army Amphibians" with over-the-beach operations. Today Fort Story continues to provide a superb training installation for the Army Transportation Corps and Special Operations.