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Interviews from World War II project to be shared

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AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - The Augusta-Richmond County Historical Society will show its gratitude for World War II veterans this weekend by sharing with the public readings from the first six interviews it conducted with 800 local members of The Greatest Generation.

The oral history project, in the works for about five years, is known as "Augusta Goes to War" and will celebrate its debut from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Richmond County Public Library.

The event will be led by historians Jim Garvey and Hubert van Tuyll of Georgia Regents University and Doug Higbee of the University of South Carolina Aiken.

The Augusta Chronicle reports that the event will include excerpts from the historical society's documentary War Stories: Augusta Area Veterans Remember WWII.

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