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    Design and History of the M4 Sherman Tank During World War II

    Iraq and Afghanistan tank veteran Nicholas Moran talked about the design and history of the M4 Sherman tank. Mr. Moran argued that the M4 Sherman tank was the best U.S. tank during World War II because…

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    Gunpowder Manufacturing Between 1850-65

    West Point history instructor Major David Lambert discussed how gunpowder was outsourced and manufactured in the mid-19th century. The New York Military Affairs Symposium hosted this event.

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    Scottish World War II Combat Artist George Plante

    Naval historian and author Kathleen Broome Williams told the story of George Plante, a Scottish artist who volunteered as a radio operator in the British merchant fleet during World War II and began…

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    World War II and Final Challenges

    U.S. Army War College Professor Tami Biddle described the challenges the Allied powers faced during World War II’s final months. She described how the United States and Great Britain responded to…

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    U.S. Strategy in Vietnam War's Final Years

    Gregory Daddis, a retired U.S. Army colonel and history professor, talked about his book, Withdrawal: Reassessing America’s Final Years in Vietnam. Countering recent scholarship that…

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    U.S. War Against Japan, 1944-1945

    Villanova history Professor Marc Gallicchio talked about his book, Implacable Foes: War in the Pacific, 1944 to 1945. Co-authored with World War II veteran Waldo Heinrichs, the book won the…

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    World War I Naval Warfare

    Naval War College professor Stanley Carpenter talked about World War I naval warfare. He described the fleets of the Allies and Central Powers, their artillery and the battle strategies…

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    U.S. Army Before and After Andrew Jackson

    U.S. Military Academy history professor Samuel Watson presented a talk titled “The Army before and after Andrew Jackson.” Professor Watson is the author of the 2012 book, Jackson’s Sword:…

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    Global Positioning System History

    Richard Easton and Eric Frazier talked about the history and evolution of the global positioning system, or GPS. They spoke about its early days as an American spy tool during the Cold War and…

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    Franklin D. Roosevelt and Adolf Hitler

    Professor emeritus Randall Bytwerk talked about the persuasive rhetoric of Adolf Hitler and Franklin D. Roosevelt during the 1930s and 1940s.

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    Technology and the 1777 Battle of Saratoga

    Dean Snow talked about his archeological findings while investigating the Saratoga National Historical Park. He then spoke about how the information he discovered inspired his book, 1777:…

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    American Foreign Policy After the Cold War

    Michael Mandelbaum talked about his book, Mission Failure: America and the World in the Post-Cold War Era.  He argued that America’s foreign policy in the early 1990's focused primarily on…

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    U.S. War Strategies from the Revolution to Afghanistan

    Antulio Echevarria talked about America’s war strategies from the Revolutionary War through battles in Afghanistan. He spoke about the shifts in fighting methods, the introduction of…

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    Espionage Tactics

    Historians talked about espionage tactics used since the Cold War. They discussed techniques and human intelligence gathering used by the CIA and Russia’s Foreign Intelligence Service, as…

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    World War II Army Replacement Program

    Eric Klinek discusses his 2014 Temple University dissertation titled, “The Army’s Orphans: The United States Army Replacement System in the European Campaign, 1944-1945.” In his thesis, Mr.…

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    Axis Sally: The American Voice of Nazi Germany

    Historian Richard Lucas, a shortwave radio enthusiast, talked about the life of Mildred Gillars and how the American-born radio performer became employed by the Nazis during World War II and known to…

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