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    World War II Marianas Campaign of 1944

    The May to November 1944 Marianas Campaign played a major role in ensuring a U.S. victory in the World War II Pacific theater. Two historians who are authors of books on the Pacific war gave…

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    D-Day 70th Anniversary Commemoration

    A ceremony was held at the National World War II memorial to commemorate the 70th Anniversary of D-Day. Professor Craig Symonds, author of Neptune: The Allied Invasion of Europe and the…

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    Eisenhower's Legacy and D-Day

    The 75th anniversary of Operation Overlord was in 2019. On June 6, 1944, Allied troops stormed the beaches of Normandy, France. In this program, a panel of World War II historians and Dwight D.…

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    General Eisenhower and D-Day Naval Logistics

    To mark the 75th anniversary of Operation Overlord on June 6, 1944, when Allied troops stormed the beaches of Normandy, France, naval historian Craig Symonds talked about Supreme Commander…

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    Naval History of World War II

    U.S. Naval Academy historian emeritus Craig Symonds talked about his book, World War II at Sea: A Global History. Professor Symonds discussed the strategies and battles that took place on a…

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    Lead-Up to Pearl Harbor

    Craig Symonds talked about events that occurred in the Pacific region leading up to the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, including the Second Sino-Japanese War that started in 1937, and the…

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    Craig Symonds on D-Day

    Craig Symonds talked by remote video from New York City about the 70th anniversary of the D-Day invasion. In his book, Neptune: The Allied Invasion of Europe and the D-Day Landings,…

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    World War II and the D-Day Invasion

    Craig Symonds talked about the logistics and strategies behind Operation Neptune, the plan responsible for the World War II D-Day invasion of Normandy, France. On D-Day, June 6, 1944,…

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    Pacific War Turning Point

    Historians talked about the turning point in the Pacific theater during World War II. Craig Symonds argued the Battle of Midway was the decisive engagement that shifted momentum in the Allies favor, while Richard…

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    Craig Symonds on the 70th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor

    U.S. Naval Academy history professor Craig Symonds talked about the military story leading up to and including the December 7, 1941, Japanese attack on the Hawaiian island of Oahu. He…

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