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  • LeadUp to the Battle of Midway
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    Lead-Up to the Battle of Midway

    Author Walter Borneman talked about the lead-up to the Battle of Midway, including the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor just six months earlier, and the backgrounds and performance of U.S. naval…

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  • Japanese Perspective on the Battle of Midway
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    Japanese Perspective on the Battle of Midway

    Author Anthony Tully gave the Japanese perspective on the Battle of Midway. The battle took place June 4-7, 1942, in the Pacific Theater of World War II and resulted in a decisive naval victory…

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  • US Navy Pilots at the Battle of Midway
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    U.S. Navy Pilots at the Battle of Midway

    Timothy Orr talked about the experiences of the U.S. pilots who attacked the Japanese fleet during the Battle of Midway. The battle took place June 4-7, 1942, in the Pacific Theater of World War…

    668 views
  • Codebreaking and the Battle of Midway
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    Codebreaking and the Battle of Midway

    Elliot Carlson talked about the key role played by U.S. codebreakers during the Battle of Midway. The battle took place June 4-7, 1942, in the Pacific Theater of World War II and resulted in a…

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  • Symposium Reflects on 75th Anniversary of the Battle of Midway
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    Battle of Midway 75th Anniversary

    American History TV presented coverage of a symposium marking the 75th Anniversary of the World War II Battle of Midway. The Battle of Midway took place June 4-7, 1942, in the Pacific Theater of World…

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  • Discussion on Japan During World War I
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    Japan During World War I

    Frederick Dickinson, author of World War I and the Triumph of a New Japan, 1919-1930, talked about Japan’s military involvement and rise as a global power during World War I. He described Japan…

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  • Discussion on Events Leading up to World War I
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    Prelude to World War I

    Sean McMeekin, author of July 1914: Countdown to War, talked about the events that led up to World War I and how things might have turned out differently. He argued against the idea that an arms…

    618 views
  • Discussion on the Battle of the Marne
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    1914 Battle of the Marne

    Holger Herwig, author of The Marne, 1914: The Opening of World War I and the Battle That Changed the World, talked about how the battle prevented a quick German victory. He also spoke about…

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  • Discussion on State Militias Units in World War I
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    State Militia Units in World War I

    Nimrod Frazer, author of Send the Alabamians: World War I Fighters in the Rainbow Division, talked about state militias serving in World War I. The MacArthur Memorial’s 2014 World War I…

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  • Discussion on Navy Secretary Josephus Daniels in World War I
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    Navy Secretary Josephus Daniels in World War I

    Lee Craig, author of Josephus Daniels: His Life and Times, talked about the World War I secretary of the Navy and the U.S. Navy’s wartime role. The MacArthur Memorial’s 2014 World War I…

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  • Discussion on the Prelude to World War I
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    Prelude to World War I

    Sean McMeekin, author of July 1914: Countdown to War, talked about the events leading up to World War I. He responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Professor McMeekin was…

    580 views
  • Discussion on the East Coast of the US During World War I
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    East Coast of the U.S. During World War I

    Maritime archeologist Joseph Hoyt talked about discoveries of the many World War I actions that took place off the East Coast of the United States. The MacArthur Memorial’s 2014 World War I…

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  • Archeology of the Western Front
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    Archeology of the Western Front

    Andrew Robertshaw talked about archeological explorations of World War I sites. The MacArthur Memorial’s 2014 World War I Centennial Symposium was held in partnership with the Hampton Roads…

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  • World War I Centennial Symposium
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    World War I Centennial Symposium

    Christopher Kolakowski made welcoming remarks to the second day of a World War I symposium and then Professor Orr spoke about the realities of war and read from the writings of soldiers. The…

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  • Discussion on the Legacy of World War I
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    Legacy of World War I Panel Discussion

    Panelists discussed the legacy of World War I. Then Mr. Kolakowski made closing remarks. “Legacies of the Great War” was the final panel of the MacArthur Memorial’s 2014 World War I…

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  • Discussion on the US Navy in World War I
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    U.S. Navy in World War I

    Lee Craig, author of Josephus Daniels: His Life and Times, talked about the World War I secretary of the Navy and the U.S. Navy’s wartime role. He responded to telephone calls and electronic…

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  • Discussion on England Germany and Russia Leading up to World War I
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    England, German, Russia, and World War I

    Catrine Clay talked about the relationships among royal cousins George V of England, Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany, and Nicholas II of Russia on the eve of World War I. The MacArthur…

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  • Discussion on World War I
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    World War I Centennial Symposium, Introduction

    As part of the introduction to a symposium on the World War I centennial, professor Maura Hametz talked about the historical background of World War I. The introduction also included a color…

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  • Interview on emKing Kaiser Tsarem
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    Interview on King, Kaiser, Tsar

    Catrine Clay, author of King, Kaiser, Tsar: Three Royal Cousins Who Led the World to War, talked about the family story of British King George V, German Kaiser Wilhelm II, and Russian Tsar…

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  • Northerners Ideas for Fighting the emMerrimacem
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    Northerners' Ideas for Fighting the Merrimac

    The Mariners Museum in Newport News, Virginia hosted a Civil War Navy Conference in early March to mark the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Hampton Roads, when for the first time, ironclads battled…

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