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  • World War II Battle of Guadalcanal Strategy
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    World War II Battle of Guadalcanal Strategy

    Rick Jacobs marked the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Guadalcanal by talking about the battle’s strategies and significance. The Battle of Guadalcanal began in August of 1942. It was the…

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  • World War II Allied Spy and Debutante
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    World War II Allied Spy and Debutante

    Howard Blum talked about the life of Betty Pack, a Washington, D.C., debutante who worked as a spy for both the British and Americans during World War II. Mr. Blum described her ability to seduce…

    734 views
  • Korea and China After World War II
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    Korea and China After World War II

    Historians talked about the political developments in Korea and China after World War II. They spoke about the rise of communist leaders Kim Il-Sung of North Korea and Mao Zedong of China and the…

    506 views
  • World War II War Crimes Trials
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    World War II War Crimes Trials

    Peter Maguire talked about the legacy of the Nuremberg trials and described how, in the 1950s, the Germans questioned the validity of the sentences, which often resulted in pardons or paroles. Gerhard Weinberg…

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  • MacArthur Hirohito and Famine in Postwar Japan
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    MacArthur, Hirohito, and Famine in Postwar Japan

    Richard Frank talked about America’s post-World War II occupation of Japan. Mr. Frank spoke about General Douglas MacArthur’s relationship with Emperor Hirohito, and efforts to set up food distribution…

    625 views
  • Vatican Spies During World War II
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    Vatican Spies During World War II

    Mark Riebling talked about Pope Pius the Twelfth and the Catholic Church’s secret actions against the Nazis. He argued that, contrary to previous scholarship, the pope was involved in efforts to change the German…

    897 views
  • Locating and Returning Remains of US Service Members
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    Locating and Returning Remains of U.S. Service Members

    Two authors and a POW/MIA historian discussed efforts to locate and return the remains of deceased American service members in the aftermath of World War II. “Those Left Behind” was part of the…

    208 views
  • Global Perspectives on Commemorating World War II
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    Global Perspectives on Commemorating World War II

    Historians talked about the ways Germany, China, Japan, and the United States remember and commemorate their involvement in World War II. This roundtable discussion was part of the multi-day 2016…

    237 views
  • Office of Strategic Services World War II Veteran
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    Office of Strategic Services World War II Veteran

    Ninety-five-year-old Office of Strategic Services (OSS) veteran U.S. Army Major General John Singlaub (Retired) recalled some of his many missions in Europe and Asia. Following World War II, General Singlaub…

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  • Democracy During World War II
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    Democracy During World War II

    Historians talked about the influence of American democracy after World War II. Topics included the growth of America’s federal government during the war, the United Nations and human rights after the war, and relief…

    407 views
  • Origins of the Cold War in Central Europe
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    Origins of the Cold War in Central Europe

    Alexandra Richie and Conrad Crane talked about the origins of the Cold War. Professor Richie spoke about Joseph Stalin and the reasons behind Soviet expansion, while Professor Crane examined the…

    545 views
  • Cartoonist Bill Maudlins PostWorld War II Career
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    Cartoonist Bill Maudlin's Post-World War II Career

    Todd DePastino talked about World War II cartoonist Bill Mauldin’s post-war career. Mr. DePastino is the editor of two books that chronicle Bill Mauldin’s work. “Willie and Joe Back Home: Bill Mauldin and…

    225 views
  • Aftermath of World War II
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    Aftermath of World War II

    David Kennedy talked about the aftermath of World War II. Professor Kennedy argued that post-war changes, such as economic globalization and the formation of the United Nations, transformed America and the globe…

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  • Pursuit of German and Japanese War Criminals
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    Pursuit of German and Japanese War Criminals

    Authors talked about the fate of German and Japanese war criminals in the aftermath of World War II. “Pursuit of War Criminals: To Punish or to Partner?” was part of the multi-day 2016 International…

    433 views
  • American Resistance in Nazi Germany
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    American Resistance in Nazi Germany

    Alex Kershaw talked about the Jacksons, an American family who aided the French Resistance in Nazi-occupied Paris. They lived on Avenue Foch, a street where many Gestapo and SS officers resided during…

    491 views
  • The FBI and a Nazi Spy Ring
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    The FBI and a Nazi Spy Ring

    Peter Duffy described the story of an FBI double agent who helped expose a Nazi spy ring in New York. He talked about how the mission was developed and how it made use of a hidden camera to gather…

    621 views
  • World War II Spies and Codebreakers
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    World War II Spies and Codebreakers

    Sir Max Hastings talked about the significance of espionage for each side during World War II. He described how information was gathered and if it had an impact on the movement of physical forces. He…

    895 views
  • Alex Kershaw on emAvenue of Spiesem
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    Avenue of Spies

    Alex Kershaw talked about his book Avenue of Spies: A True Story of Terror, Espionage, and One American Family’s Heroic Resistance in Nazi-Occupied Paris, in which he tells the story of the…

    769 views
  • Road to Berlin Part 2
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    Road to Berlin, Part 2

    Keith Huxen gave a tour of the National World War II Museum in New Orleans, Louisiana, and talked about the “Road to Berlin” exhibit. This second of a two-part program tells the story of…

    544 views
  • Fighting for the Right to Fight Exhibit
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    "Fighting for the Right to Fight" Exhibit

    Kim Guise gave a tour of the “Fighting for the Right to Fight: African American Experiences in WWII” exhibit at the National World War II Museum. Ms. Guise used artifacts, photographs, and…

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