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paulzigo

PAUL E. ZIGO, a history professor, author and military historian is the founder and director, of the World War II Era Studies Institute. The institute is dedicated to furthering one’s knowledge and understanding of the WW II era and its impact on history. He is a graduate of Temple University and the United States Army War College. He authored and edited in 2009 Witnessing History: The Eisenhower Photographs featuring all the photos of General Dwight D. Eisenhower taken by his personal wartime photographer, Al Meserlin. Zigo was also the executive producer and narrator of the cable network series Triumphant Spirit: America’s World War II Generation Speaks from 2001 to 2004. In 2014, he authored the book The Longest Walk: The Amazing Story of the 29th Inf. Division on D-Day 6 June 1944 and in 2017, he co-authored the book Bataan – When Men Have To Die, an accounting of the fall of the Philippine Islands to the Japanese in 1942. Recently, Mr. Zigo authored and published the book Unconditional Surrender:  Witnessing History – May 1945.  He is a 30 year veteran of the United States Army retiring as a Colonel and is a founding member of the National Museum of the US Army.

About Us October 29, 2014

Upcoming Events

Dec
3
Tue
7:00 pm PEARL HARBOR: A DAY OF INFAMY @ Manville Library, Branch of Somerset County Library System
PEARL HARBOR: A DAY OF INFAMY @ Manville Library, Branch of Somerset County Library System
Dec 3 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
“Pearl Harbor: A Day Of Infamy” Early in the morning of December 7, 1941, Japanese carrier-based planes and submarines attacked the U.S. Pacific Fleet and nearby military airfields at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Eight American battleships and ten other naval vessels were sunk or badly damaged. A total of 64 American[...]
Dec
5
Thu
2:00 pm CRITICAL WW II TURNING POINT – T... @ Wall Township Branch, Monmouth County Library
CRITICAL WW II TURNING POINT – T... @ Wall Township Branch, Monmouth County Library
Dec 5 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Guadalcanal, a Japanese occupied island in the Solomon Island chain in the South Pacific was invaded by a major US Marine force on August 7, 1942. The bloody and protracted struggle for this steamy, malaria-ridden, rain-sodden island lasted for nearly 6 months resulting in over 6000 casualties to include 1752[...]
Dec
10
Tue
7:00 pm BATTLE OF THE BULGE, DECEMBER 19... @ Robbinsville Branch, Mercer County Library System
BATTLE OF THE BULGE, DECEMBER 19... @ Robbinsville Branch, Mercer County Library System
Dec 10 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
BATTLE OF THE BULGE, DEC. 1944: GREATEST AMERICAN BATTLE The Battle of the Bulge, Adolf Hitler’s final counter offensive in northwest Europe, was launched on December 16, 1944. Aimed at splitting the Allied armies in half and capturing the key port of Antwerp, the offensive surprised the Allies and caused[...]

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