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    Experiences of Fighting the Pacific War

    Military historians John McManus, Ian Toll, and James Scott provided a history of the Pacific War. This program was part of the 14th annual International Conference on World War II hosted…

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    World War II Weapons

    The National World War II Museum hosted a discussion on the evolution of weapons during World War II, from armored tanks to the development of smart weapons. This talk was a part of the National…

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    Fire and Fortitude

    Military historian John McManus talked about his book, Fire and Fortitude: The US Army in the Pacific War, 1941-1943, in which he provided a history of the U.S. Army in the Pacific theater…

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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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    U.S. Soldiers on D-Day

    John McManus talked about his book, The Dead and Those About to Die: D-Day - The Big Red One at Omaha Beach. He told the story of the U.S. Army’s 1st Infantry Division, nicknamed “The Big Red…

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    Understanding Combat and Fallen World War II Soldiers

    Professor John McManus presented an illustrated lecture titled, “The Fallen American Soldiers of World War II: Their World of Combat.” This was part of a lecture series marking the 150th…

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    Aftermath of D-Day Invasion

    John McManus talked about what happened in the days and weeks following the June 6, 1944 D-Day Invasion of Normandy, France. He focused on challenges faced by the Allied forces, including the…

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    Remembering D-Day

    Panelists talked about the different ways D-Day was remembered in United States and abroad. They said that in the U.S., D-Day was widely memorialized through monuments, museums and film,…

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    Operation Dragoon

    Panelists discussed Operation Dragoon, the Allied invasion of Southern France during World War II on August 15, 1944. It was a controversial operation as U.S. and British military planners…

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    John McManus on the 65th Anniversary of D-Day

    History professor and author John McManus spoke about the 65th anniversary of the D-Day invasion of Normandy in World War II and President Obama’s participation in the events marking the…