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    The Fleet at Flood Tide

    James Hornfischer talked about his book The Fleet at Flood Tide: America at Total War in the Pacific, 1944-1945, in which he recalls the U.S. invasion of the Mariana Islands and the final…

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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…

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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…

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    Book Discussion The Nazis Next Door

    Eric Lichtblau talked about his book, The Nazis Next Door: How America Became a Safe Haven for Hitler’s Men, about the influx of Nazis who entered the United States following World War II.…

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    Lead-Up to Pearl Harbor

    Craig Symonds talked about events that occurred in the Pacific region leading up to the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, including the Second Sino-Japanese War that started in 1937, and the…

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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…

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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…

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    Roosevelt and Churchill New Year's 1942 Church Service

    John Lawson and Reverend Noelle York-Simmons talked about President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s proclamation of a National Day of Prayer for January 1, 1942, following the Japanese attack on Pearl…

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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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    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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    George C. Marshall's World War II Strategy

    Professor Andrew Roberts talked about General George C. Marshall’s role in America’s World War II victories. He argued that General Marshall’s skills as a strategist transformed the U.S.…

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    President Obama and Japanese Prime Minister Remarks in Hawaii

    President Obama and his Japanese Prime Minister Shizo Abe spoke at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam after visiting the USS Arizona Memorial. Mr. Abe, believed to be the fourth Japanese leader…

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    USS Arizona Memorial Wreath-Laying Ceremony

    President Obama and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe laid wreaths at the USS Arizona Memorial in Pearl Harbor. They also scattered purple flowers in the water.

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    Holocaust Memorial Museum Dedication

    “In Memoriam” 2016 continues with Nobel Laureate, peace activist and holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel. He died earlier this year at the age of 87. In April of 1993, Mr. Wiesel spoke at the…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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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    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…

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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…

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