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  • emDog Companyem
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    Dog Company

    Military historian Patrick O’Donnell talked about his book, Dog Company: The Boys of Pointe du Hoc - The Rangers Who Accomplished D-Day’s Toughest Mission and Led the Way Across Europe. He recounted the U.S.…

  • Serving in World War II
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    Serving in World War II

    The only surviving Navajo Code Talker and a fighter pilot from World War II talk about how they were drafted and their experiences in the war.

  • The Greatest Generation The Pacific
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    The Greatest Generation, The Pacific

    World War Two veterans talked about their experiences fighting in the Pacific Theater. R.V. Burgin reflected on his time in the Marine Corps as described in his book, Islands of the Damned. Roy…

  • emThey Dared Returnem
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    They Dared Return

    Military historian Patrick K. O’Donnell talked about his book They Dared Return: The True Story of Jewish Spies Behind the Lines in Nazi Germany (Da Capo Press; October 13, 2009). He used recently…

  • emThe Brenner Assignmentem
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    The Brenner Assignment

    Military historian Patrick O’Donnell recounts the undercover mission of American spies to cut off the Nazi supply route known as the Brenner Pass during World War II. Patrick O’Donnell…

  • After Words with Rick Atkinson
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    After Words with Rick Atkinson

    Rick Atkinson talked about his book The Day of Battle: The War in Sicily and Italy, 1943 to 1944, published by Henry Holt and Company. The book is Volume Two of the Liberation Trilogy about World War II. In…

  • emOperatives Spies and Saboteursem
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    Operatives, Spies, and Saboteurs

    Mr. O’Donnell talked about his book, Operatives, Spies, and Saboteurs: The Unknown Story of the Men and Women of World War II’s OSS, published by Free Press. In the book, Mr. O’Donnell uses…

  • Tales of World War II
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    Tales of World War II

    Writers showcase the personal stories of the men and women who served in World War II. Patrick K. O’Donnell is the author of Into the Rising Sun: In Their Own Words, World War II’s Pacific…

  • emBeyond Valorem
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    Beyond Valor

    Patrick O’Donnell talked about his book Beyond Valor: World War II’s Ranger and Airborne Veterans Reveal the Heart of Combat, published by Free Press. Mr. O’Donnell is the founder of The…