Library to Screen Documentary Film on Long Beach During World War II

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documentary film of long beach in world war IIA free screening of the documentary film Long Days Working Hard: Long Beach During World War II will take place April 9 at the Bay Shore Library.

Commissioned by the Long Beach Memorial Heritage Association and produced by Cal State Long Beach’s David Kelly, Long Days Working Hard: Long Beach During World War II is a documentary about the West Coast experience during World War II.

The film follows the historical trends that resulted in Long Beach becoming one of the country’s top wartime cities for industrial development, jobs and economic activity. Long Beach is showcased as a community uniquely positioned to fully participate in the war effort, including shipbuilding, air craft manufacturing, petroleum production, Navy activity and more.

This free film showing will be held Saturday, April 9, 2011 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the Bay Shore Neighborhood Library Community Room. The Bay Shore Neighborhood Library is located at 195 Bay Shore Avenue in Long Beach.  For more information about the movie screening, call Debi Gurley at 562-570-1039.

For information about purchasing Long Days Working Hard: Long Beach During World War II, go to or call (562) 985-4352.

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