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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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    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. 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 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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    World War II in the Central Pacific

    Lieutenant Colonel Sharon Tosi Lacey talked about American strategy in the Pacific during World War II, highlighting the Battle of Saipan in the summer of 1944 and its importance. She…

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    U.S. Engagement in Italy During World War II

    Andrew Buchanan talked about his book American Grand Strategy in the Mediterranean during World War II, in which he argues that policy makers in the United States were eager to join the…

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    How U.S. Economists Won World War II

    Author and professor Jim Lacey talked about his book, Keep from All Thoughtful Men: How U.S. Economists Won World War II, in which he details the decisions economists and generals made to sustain…

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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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    The Deceivers: Allied Military Deception

    From the Military Affairs Symposium held at the City University of New York, author Thaddeus Holt spoke about his book The Deceivers: Allied Military Deception in the Second World War…

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    Mussolini: The Secrets of His Death

    Robert Miller talked about the book Mussolini: The Secrets of His Death, published by Enigma Books, at the City University Graduate Center in New York City. Mr. Miller published the…