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Overview

The first four chapters of Behind the Barbed Wire: History of Naval Weapons Station Concord present the weapons station’s life story: birth in 1942, roles during World War II, Korean War, Vietnam War and Persian Gulf War and its closure in 2005.

Readers yearning for more of the human-interest stories and accounts woven into the first four chapters should turn to Chapter 5, which focuses on people. Chapter 6 is intended for those wanting further facts and figures, the details.

Extensive endnotes—totaling more than 1,200—at the end of each of the chapters will facilitate those wishing to delve on their own into the station’s history.

Fifteen maps and a thorough index—including the names of over 600 people named throughout the book—round out a book written as an easy read and a reference.

Behind the Barbed Wire: History of Naval Weapons Station Concord (ISBN 978-0-615-27907-7) includes:

  • 349 pages
  • 284 images (black and white)
  • 15 maps
  • Timeline and Index
  • Over 1,200 endnotes
  • Softbound, 8.5 inches by 11 inches (21.6 cm x 27.9 cm)