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Espionage, Sabotage and Subversion: The war at home during World War One

May 24, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Espionage, Sabotage and Subversion: The war at home during World War One

The history of our involvement in World War One evokes images of Dough Boys fighting in the muddy battlefields of France. But there was another war that happened here. As huge European armies mobilized in the summer of 1914, many Americans believed that a vast ocean and a powerful Navy would keep us out of the war. But Germany was already planning an attack upon the United States. It was a covert campaign of espionage, sabotage and subversion that would touch every corner of the country – including Connecticut. The battle in the shadows was first joined by a handful of municipal police officers but it would eventually involve the Army, federal officials and tens of thousands of average Americans. Its legacy endures to this day.

Tom Hogan has had a keen interest in military history for over 40 years. Most recently, he has been researching the events of the World War 1 era in Connecticut. He has worked as a Chief Probation Officer in Connecticut and he is a former member of the Connecticut Army National Guard. His grandfather worked in Army Intelligence during World War 1.


May 24, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Memorial Military Museum


Bristol Historical Society
98 Summer Street
Bristol, 06010 United States
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