Events

BATTLE OF THE ATLANTIC – CRUCIAL CAMPAIGN ENABLING D-DAY, JUNE 6, 1944

When: May 10, 2018 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Where: Monmouth County Library Headquarters, 125 Symmes Dr, Manalapan Township, NJ 07726, USA

One of the crucial turning point battles of World War II which had to be won, the battle lasted over a year and a half. Dominating the Atlantic was Nazi Germany’s Kriegsmarine and its U-boat wolfpacks until the Allies adopted critical methods to countering them all. Come and hear all[…]

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

When: May 3, 2018 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Where: Monmouth County Library Headquarters, Symmes Dr, Manalapan Township, NJ 07726, 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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OPERATION BARBAROSSA, THE INVASION OF RUSSIA – JUNE 1941

When: February 3, 2018 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Where: Old Bridge Public Library, 1 Old Bridge Plaza, Old Bridge, NJ 08857, USA

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

When: June 6, 2018 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Where: Monroe Senior Center, Monroe Township, 12 Halsey Reed Rd, Monroe Township, NJ 08831, 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 STRATEGY TO DEFEAT IMPERIAL JAPAN

When: May 16, 2018 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Where: Morris Museum, Normandy Heights Rd, Morristown, NJ 07960, USA

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[…]

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THE ATTACK ON PEARL HARBOR, DECEMBER 7, 1941

When: December 7, 2017 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Where: Howell Branch, Monmouth County Library, 318 Old Tavern Rd, Howell, NJ 07731, USA

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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CRITICAL WW II TURNING POINT – THE BATTLE FOR GUADALCANAL, AUGUST 1942

When: November 15, 2017 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Where: Cranford Public Library, 224 Walnut Ave, Cranford, NJ 07016, USA

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

When: November 1, 2017 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Where: Avon Marina, Main St, Avon-By-The-Sea, NJ 07717, 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 STRATEGY TO DEFEAT IMPERIAL JAPAN

When: September 5, 2017 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Where: Seabrook Village , 3000 Essex Rd, Tinton Falls, NJ 07753, USA

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[…]

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THE BATTLE FOR GUADALCANAL, AUGUST 1942

When: October 18, 2017 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Where: Little Silver Public Library, 484 Prospect Ave, Little Silver, NJ 07739, USA

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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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[...]
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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[...]
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27
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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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