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  • George Marshall and Dwight Eisenhower
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    George Marshall and Dwight Eisenhower

    Historian David Mills discussed the World War II military partnership between the U.S. Army’s chief of staff George Marshall and General Dwight D. Eisenhower and examined their tactical…

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  • 1944 Defense of St Vith
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    1944 Defense of St. Vith

    Military history scholar Mark Gerges explored the Allied defense of St. Vith in December 1944 on the 75th anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge. American forces eventually surrendered the…

    558 views
  • Allied Liberation of Paris
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    Allied Liberation of Paris

    On August 25th, 1944, U.S. and French soldiers liberated Paris after more than four years of German occupation. In this program, military historian Harry Laver chronicled the Allied…

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  • World War II Siege of Budapest
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    World War II Siege of Budapest

    Military historian Sean Kalic talked about the significance of the World War II Siege of Budapest, Hungary. The Soviet Red Army and Romanian Army encircled the city trapping about about…

    644 views
  • Recollections of a Tuskegee Airman
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    Recollections of a Tuskegee Airman

    Jeremy Paul Amick, author of Together As One: Legacy of James Shipley, World War II Tuskegee Airman, joined the subject of his book, now a 94-year-old veteran, to talk about his wartime…

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  • 1945 Potsdam Conference
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    1945 Potsdam Conference

    Michael Neiberg talked about his book, Potsdam: The End of World War II and the Remaking of Europe. In his book, he chronicles the 1945 meeting of Harry Truman, Winston Churchill, and Joseph…

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  • Einsatzgruppen Trial
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    Einsatzgruppen Trial

    Mark Hull gave an illustrated talk about the subsequent Nuremberg trials, focusing on the Einsatzgruppen trial. Beginning in September 1947, this eight-month proceeding tried 24 commanders…

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  • Discussion on Women During World War II
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    Women During World War II

    Dominique Francois talked about the roles and contributions of women during World War II. He said that women were “a vital part of the successes of the way” through their participation in…

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  • Discussion on Kansas City and World War II
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    Kansas City and World War II

    world War II veterans from Kansas City talked about their wartime experiences. Topics included the atomic bomb, the invasion of Normandy, and Harry Truman.

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  • Birth of the 1st Air Commando Group
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    Birth of the 1st Air Commando Group

    Dennis Okerstrom talked about his upcoming book, Project 9: The Birth of the Air Commandos in World War II, about a secret team that was a forerunner to modern special forces units. He was joined by…

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