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  • Lessons Learned from the Battle of Kasserine Pass
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    Lessons Learned from the Battle of Kasserine Pass

    A panel of historians took audience questions and discussed lessons learned by the American military as a result of their defeat at the Battle of Kasserine Pass in 1943. This panel was the…

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  • US Army Air Forces in Africa and Italy 194243
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    U.S. Army Air Forces in Africa and Italy, 1942-43

    Military historian Christopher Rein talked about his book, The North African Air Campaign: U.S. Army Air Forces from El Alamein to Salerno. Mr. Rein described how the fledgling U.S. Army…

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  • General George Patton and the 1943 Battle of El Guettar
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    General George Patton and the 1943 Battle of El Guettar

    Military historian Leo Barron talked about how General George Patton commanded troops in the Battle of El Guettar, which happened about a month after the February 1943 U.S. defeat in the Battle of Kasserine…

    374 views
  • World War II Battalion Commanders in the Mediterranean Theater
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    World War II Battalion Commanders in the Mediterranean Theater

    Steven Barry discussed the role of battalion commanders during the World War II North Africa campaign. He is the author of Battalion Commanders at War: U.S. Army Tactical Leadership in the…

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  • World War II Battle of Kasserine Pass
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    World War II Battle of Kasserine Pass

    Military historian Robert Citino talked about the events leading up to and during the 1943 Battle of Kasserine Pass in Tunisia. It was the first time the U.S. Army fought against German and…

    331 views
  • 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…

    592 views
  • 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…

    807 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…

    558 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…

    740 views
  • 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…

    701 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…

    987 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…

    234 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…

    276 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…

    471 views
  • 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…

    485 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…

    598 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…

    241 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…

    548 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…

    529 views
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