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WORLD WAR II TURNING POINTS

When: October 3, 2018 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Where: Great Horizons Program, 51 Jim Fear Dr, Morris Plains, NJ 07950, USA

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 the opponent assumes the offensive. In WW II there were five key turning point battles each[…]

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THE LONGEST WALK – THE AMAZING STORY OF THE 29TH INFANTRY DIVISION ON D-DAY, JUNE 6, 1944

When: April 10, 2018 @ 2:30 pm – 3:45 pm
Where: Atria Senior Living, Neptune City, NJ 07753, USA

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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THE LONGEST WALK – THE AMAZING STORY OF THE 29TH INFANTRY DIVISION ON D-DAY

When: June 13, 2018 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Where: Long Beach Island Public Library, Long Beach Township, NJ, USA

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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OPERATION HUSKY, THE INVASION OF SICILY AND THE COLLAPSE OF FASCIST ITALY

When: April 11, 2018 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Where: Little Silver Public Library, 484 Prospect Ave, Little Silver, NJ 07739, USA

The decision to invade Sicily codenamed Operation Husky as part of the Allies’strategy to win the battle for the Mediterranean was made at the Casablanca Conference in January 1943. The planning stage of this combined forces operation was confused and protracted and the operation, conducted on July 10, 1943, hardly[…]

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THE LONGEST WALK – THE AMAZING STORY OF THE 29TH INFANTRY DIVISION ON D-DAY, JUNE 6, 1944

When: May 23, 2018 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Where: Brick Branch, Ocean County Library, 301 Chambers Bridge Rd, Brick, NJ 08723, USA

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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ROSIE THE RIVETER AND THE U.S. HOMEFRONT – A MUSICAL SALUTE

When: November 18, 2018 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Where: Monmouth County Library Headquarters, 125 Symmes Dr, Manalapan Township, NJ 07726, USA

A musical tribute to all who served on the home front as well as overseas presented by Down Melody Lane and the Belletones

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WOODROW WILSON AND AMERICA’S FIRST ATTEMPT AT ESTABLISHING A NEW WORLD ORDER

When: October 16, 2018 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Where: Eastern Branch, Monmouth County Librry, 1001 NJ-35, Shrewsbury, NJ 07702, USA

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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THE FLYING TIGERS – THE AMERICAN VOLUNTEER GROUP THAT SAVED CHINA

When: September 27, 2018 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Where: Monmouth County Library Headquarters, 125 Symmes Dr, Manalapan Township, NJ 07726, USA

Come and hear from the nephew of one of the famed Flying Tigers who in late 1941 aided a beleaguered Chinese nation defeat Imperial Japanese forces that had a major impact on the war in the China, Burma, India Theater of War. The nephew, Dan Petach, using material maintained by[…]

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INVASION OF THE TARAWA ATOLL – START OF THE CENTRAL PACIFIC CAMPAIGN

When: September 13, 2018 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Where: Monmouth County Library Headquarters, 125 Symmes Dr, Manalapan Township, NJ 07726, USA

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 the opponent assumes the offensive. A key turning point battle in the Pacific Campaign was the[…]

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THE TEHRAN CONFERENCE, NOVEMBER 1943 -FIRST MEETING OF THE BIG THREE

When: June 14, 2018 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Where: Monmouth County Library Headquarters, 125 Symmes Dr, Manalapan Township, NJ 07726, USA

The Allies’ Tehran Conference, codenamed EUREKA, was held November 28 to December 1, 1943. It was the first meeting of the Big Three: British Prime Minister Winston Churchill; U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt; and Soviet Union Premier Joseph Stalin. At this critical meeting, key directions were decided upon which led[…]

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Sep
13
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7:00 pm INVASION OF THE TARAWA ATOLL – S... @ Monmouth County Library Headquarters
INVASION OF THE TARAWA ATOLL – S... @ Monmouth County Library Headquarters
Sep 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
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 the opponent assumes the offensive. A key turning point battle in the Pacific Campaign was the[...]
Sep
24
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1:00 pm WORLD WAR II – THE 20TH CENTURY’... @ East Winsor Senior Center
WORLD WAR II – THE 20TH CENTURY’... @ East Winsor Senior Center
Sep 24 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
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[...]
Sep
27
Thu
7:00 pm THE FLYING TIGERS – THE AMERICAN... @ Monmouth County Library Headquarters
THE FLYING TIGERS – THE AMERICAN... @ Monmouth County Library Headquarters
Sep 27 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Come and hear from the nephew of one of the famed Flying Tigers who in late 1941 aided a beleaguered Chinese nation defeat Imperial Japanese forces that had a major impact on the war in the China, Burma, India Theater of War. The nephew, Dan Petach, using material maintained by[...]

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