Program Topics

A Failure in American Diplomacy: Summer 1941

A Failure in American Diplomacy: Summer 1941

War with Japan could have been avoided in 1941. Although many historians state that war in the Pacific was inevitable, a window of opportunity to resolve issues diplomatically did present itself in the summer of 1941. The presentation will cover what the failure in American diplomacy was all about and […]

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Operation Barbarossa: The Invasion of the USSR by Nazi Germany

Operation Barbarossa: The Invasion of the USSR by Nazi Germany

On June 22, 1941, Nazi Germany invaded the Soviet Union using the largest armed force ever assembled.  More than 3 million troops, 600,000 vehicles, 750,000 horses, 3,580 tanks, and 1,830 were hurled against the Russians who were caught totally unprepared.  The presentation will cover all aspects of the massive assault […]

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“Woodrow Wilson and America’s First Attempt at Establishing a New World Order”

“Woodrow Wilson and America’s First Attempt at Establishing a New World Order”

America’s first effort at establishing a new world order on behalf of a troubled world was the vision President Woodrow Wilson put forth at the Versailles Peace Conference in the spring of 1919.  Historians view this as a failed effort because the U.S. did not join the League of Nations […]

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World War II – The 20th Century’s Most Significant Event

World War II – The 20th Century’s Most Significant Event

A presentation on the history of the World War II Era and its impact on world history.  WW II was the most violent and devastating war ever fought with nearly 60 million lives lost due to battle, aerial bombing, acts of genocide and the use of atomic bombs.  The talk […]

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Pearl Harbor: A Day Of Infamy

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 aircraft were destroyed and over 3,400 […]

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D-Day June 6, 1944 – Why Did It Succeed?

D-Day June 6, 1944 – Why Did It Succeed?

Operation Overlord, the amphibious invasion of north west France on June 6, 1944, the largest seaborne assault ever conducted, was carefully planned over a six month period as a combined, joint service operation. The operation nearly failed.  This presentation will review the details of this crucial invasion and how it […]

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The Longest Walk

The Longest Walk

A presentation on the recently published book, “The Longest Walk,” the story of the 116th Infantry Regiment of the 29th Infantry Division which landed on Omaha Beach on D-Day June 6, 1944.  The regiment’s exploits were featured in the riveting opening scene of the movie “Saving Private Ryan.”  This regiment […]

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Upcoming Events

Sep
5
Tue
2:00 pm THE STRATEGY TO DEFEAT IMPERIAL ... @ Seabrook Village
THE STRATEGY TO DEFEAT IMPERIAL ... @ Seabrook Village
Sep 5 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Presentation relates the complex strategy to defeat Imperial Japan as determined right after Japan attacked America on 7 December 1941. The strategy was determined at the Arcadia Conference held in Washington, D.C. right after Pearl Harbor, a critical conference at which all the key American and British military leaders were[...]
Sep
6
Wed
7:00 pm BATAAN, WHEN MEN HAVE TO DIE – T... @ Millburn Free Public Library
BATAAN, WHEN MEN HAVE TO DIE – T... @ Millburn Free Public Library
Sep 6 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
“BATTLE FOR BATAAN: WHEN MEN HAVE TO DIE” The Bataan peninsula, a strip of land 25 miles long and 20 miles wide, on the Philippine Island of Luzon became the last refuge for the troops defending the island against a Japanese invasion, December 1941. Over 67,500 Filipino soldiers and 12,500[...]
Sep
18
Mon
1:00 pm BATAAN, WHEN MEN HAVE TO DIE – T... @ Monmouth County Library Headquarters
BATAAN, WHEN MEN HAVE TO DIE – T... @ Monmouth County Library Headquarters
Sep 18 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
The Bataan peninsula, a strip of land 25 miles long and 20 miles wide, on the Philippine Island of Luzon became the last refuge for the troops defending the island against a Japanese invasion, December 1941. Over 67,500 Filipino soldiers and 12,500 US service personnel starved of adequate food and[...]

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