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CRITICAL WW II TURNING POINT – THE BATTLE FOR GUADALCANAL

When: December 5, 2019 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Where: Wall Township Branch, Monmouth County Library, 27 Allaire Road, Wall, NJ 07719

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[…]

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D-DAY 6 JUNE 1944 – THE LONGEST WALK

When: June 18, 2019 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Where: North Edison Public Library, 777 Grove Avenue, Edison, NJ

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

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BATTLE OF THE BULGE, DECEMBER 1944: GREATEST AMERICAN BATTLE

When: October 30, 2019 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Where: Morris Plains Community Center, 51 Jim Fear Drive, Morris Plains, NJ 07962

“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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D-DAY 6 JUNE 1944: THE LONGEST WALK

When: June 19, 2019 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Where: Spring Lake Public Library, 1501 Third Avenue, Spring Lake, NJ 07762

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

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D-DAY 6 JUNE 1944: THE LONGEST WALK

When: June 11, 2019 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Where: Belmar Historical Society Meeting, Taylor, Pavilion, 500 Ocean Ave, Belmar, NJ 07719

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

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THE TURNING POINTS OF WORLD WAR II

When: November 13, 2019 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Where: Monmouth County Library Holmdel, Bell Works, Holmdel, NJ 07733

WORLD WAR II TURNING POINTS: CRITICAL BATTLES THAT ENABLED THE ALLIES TO GO ON THE OFFENSE A turning point is a point in a war or campaign where one combatant experiences a reversal in fortune. The combatant losses the initiative, suffers loss of freedom in a theater of war and[…]

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D-DAY, 6 JUNE 1944 – THE LONGEST WALK

When: June 12, 2019 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Where: Monmouth County Library, Holmdel, Bell Works, Holmdel, NJ 07733

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

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PEARL HARBOR: A DAY OF INFAMY

When: December 3, 2019 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Where: Manville Library, Branch of Somerset County Library System, 100 South 10th Avenue, Manville, NJ 08835

“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[…]

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THE TURNING POINTS OF WORLD WAR II

When: April 30, 2019 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Where: Hillsborough Library, 379 S Branch Rd, Hillsborough Township, NJ 08844

WORLD WAR II TURNING POINTS: CRITICAL BATTLES THAT ENABLED THE ALLIES TO GO ON THE OFFENSE A turning point is a point in a war or campaign where one combatant experiences a reversal in fortune. The combatant losses the initiative, suffers loss of freedom in a theater of war and[…]

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D-DAY 6 JUNE 1944 – THE LONGEST WALK

When: May 23, 2019 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Where: Marlboro Branch, Monmouth County Library, 1 Library Court, Marlboro Township, NJ 07746

“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[…]

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