The WWII Prisoner of War Experience at Camp Myles Standish
By Dr. William HannaWednesday, June 1, 2016 10:00 - 11:30am Wheaton College, Hindle Auditorium, Science CenterIn his presentation, Dr. Hanna will share his latest research on the massive military site that was Camp Myles Standish in Taunton, MA. Located at the site of Dever School on Bay Street.
More than 1,500,000 American soldiers passed through the camp during World War II on their way to Europe, also thousands of German and Italian soldiers were detained at the camp.The material in Hanna’s presentation will be all new research. While many local authors have written about Camp Myles Standish, little research has been done on the experiences of the prisoners at the camp. “The prisoner of war aspect has been less well-investigated, I’m going to try to take care of that,” Dr. Hanna hopes his presentation will appeal to anybody interested in World War II and especially to people who may remember Camp Myles Standish.Dr. William Hanna is a local historian, former Taunton High School teacher and author of “A History of Taunton, Massachusetts” NICE Annual Meeting will be immediately after the lecture. Those staying for the meeting will be eligible to win a certificate for a free NICE course. Please…donot bring food or drink into the auditorium. ____________________________________________________________ If Norton Schools are cancelled due to weather, the lecture will be cancelled.