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  • World War II Museum Road to Tokyo Exhibit
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    World War II Museum "Road to Tokyo" Exhibit

    New Orleans is the home to the National World War II Museum. Senior Historian Rob Citino gave a tour of the “Road to Tokyo” exhibit, which examines the Pacific Theatre during World War II including some of…

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  • World War II Ace Fighter Pilot
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    World War II Ace Fighter Pilot

    World War II triple ace fighter pilot Clarence “Bud” Anderson served two combat tours in Europe and flew 116 missions in his P-51 Mustang. In this program, he talked about how he became a…

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  • Naval History of World War II
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    Naval History of World War II

    U.S. Naval Academy historian emeritus Craig Symonds talked about his book, World War II at Sea: A Global History. Professor Symonds discussed the strategies and battles that took place on a…

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    Dog Company

    Military historian Patrick O’Donnell talked about his book, Dog Company: The Boys of Pointe du Hoc - The Rangers Who Accomplished D-Day’s Toughest Mission and Led the Way Across Europe. He recounted the U.S.…

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  • Douglas MacArthurs Leadership from World War I to World War II
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    Douglas MacArthur's Leadership from World War I to World War II

    MacArthur Memorial Archivist James Zobel talked about Douglas MacArthur’s early military career; his combat service during the First World War, his time as Superintendent at West Point and his…

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  • emThe Flying Tigersem
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    The Flying Tigers

    Sam Kleiner recounted a group of American pilots who surreptitiously set up a base in Burma in the summer of 1941 to defend China and were the first to engage Japan following the attack on…

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    Advocating Overlord

    From the 2018 Gaithersburg Book Festival in Maryland, Philip Padgett reported on Operation Overlord, the amphibious military operation that took place on D-Day, June 6, 1944.

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  • World War II Aerial Photographer Elmer Dixson
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    World War II Aerial Photographer Elmer Dixson

    Tyler, Texas, native Elmer Dixson was a U.S. Army Air Force photographer that captured images of bombing targets from high above. He captured pre and post-strike images of both Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Lou Thomas,…

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  • Impact of Nuremberg and Tokyo War Crimes Trials
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    Impact of Nuremberg and Tokyo War Crimes Trials

    U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Evan Wallach talked about the history of the Nuremberg and Tokyo war crime trials after World War II. He argued that these hearings impacted how evidence is used…

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    A Curious Madness

    Eric Jaffe talked about his book, A Curious Madness: An American Combat Psychiatrist, a Japanese War Crimes Suspect, and an Unsolved Mystery from World War II, in which he recounts the…

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  • PostWorld War II US Auto Industry Mavericks
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    Post-World War II U.S. Auto Industry Mavericks

    University of Central Florida professor Yanek Mieczkowski taught a class about some of the people who challenged the status quo of the U.S. auto industry from the post-World War II era to…

    318 views
  • 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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  • 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…

    272 views
  • Senator Daniel Akaka Oral History Interview
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    Senator Daniel Akaka Oral History Interview

    Senator Daniel Akaka (D-HI) talked about growing up in Hawaii, witnessing the attack on Pearl Harbor, and how that event affected native Hawaiians and led to the Senator’s service in the…

    245 views
  • emFields of Battleem
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    Fields of Battle

    Sports reporter Brian Curtis retraced the lives of the 1942 Rose Bowl players and their entry into World War II.

    633 views
  • Robert Harris Discusses 1938 ChamberlainHitler Munich Summit
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    Munich

    Novelist Robert Harris explored the 1938 meeting between British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlin and Adolf Hitler that granted territory in Czechoslovakia and many of its resources to…

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  • World War II and Civil Rights
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    World War II and Civil Rights

    Professor Charles McKinney talked about early civil rights efforts during the World War II era. He described movements to end segregation and court cases challenging “separate but equal”…

    625 views
  • NaziEra American Relief and Rescue Workers
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    Nazi-Era American Relief and Rescue Workers

    Holocaust historian Debórah Dwork recalled the efforts made by American humanitarian workers as they attempted to help European Jews flee the rapidly expanding Nazi empire during World War…

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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…

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  • 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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