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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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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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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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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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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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