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Battle Ready: The Military's NW Environmental Legacy


Joe Ahearn, Sr. stands third from left in front of “Ready Teddy,” a B-17 that was built in Seattle. Of the 210 men in the 92nd Bombardment group, only 15 survived.

Joe Ahearn, Sr. stands third from left in front of “Ready Teddy,” a B-17 that was built in Seattle. Of the 210 men in the 92nd Bombardment group, only 15 survived.

Courtesy of the Joe Ahearn family

Seventy-five years ago, America was drawn into World War II and the Pacific Northwest answered the call with lumber, hydroelectricity, even a secret plutonium factory to arm atomic bombs. This documentary explores the hidden history of the military, the Northwest and the environment.

You can watch the documentary online and find out more here.

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