Events

AIR RAID TOKYO – THE DOOLITTLE RAID, APRIL 1942

When: April 6, 2017 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Where: Monmouth County Library Headquarers, 125 Symmes Dr, Manalapan Township, NJ 07726, USA

Presentation by distinguished World War II Navy veteran Paul Frisco will cover how the surprise raid on Imperial Japan’s capital was organized and thereafter conducted. Related also will be why the daring raid was ever considered. The idea of the raid was so off the wall that the few who[…]

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BATAAN, WHEN MEN HAVE TO DIE – THE FALL OF THE PHILIPPINES 1942

When: April 5, 2017 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Where: Belmar Public Library, 10th Ave, Belmar, NJ 07719, USA

“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[…]

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OPERATION TORCH: THE ALLIED INVASION OF NORTH AFRICA, NOVEMBER 8, 1942

When: April 17, 2017 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Where: Little Silver Public Library, 484 Prospect Ave, Little Silver, NJ 07739, USA

“OPERATION TORCH: ALLIED INVASION – NORTH AFRICA” On November 8, 1942 an Anglo-American force landed in French Morocco and Algeria with the aim and goal to gain complete control of North Africa and defeat General Erwin Rommel’s German-Italian Army in Libya. TORCH was primarily an American operation under the command[…]

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“OPERATION TORCH: ALLIED INVASION – NORTH AFRICA”

When: November 28, 2017 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Where: Manchester Branch, Ocean County Library, Manchester Township, NJ, USA

“OPERATION TORCH: ALLIED INVASION – NORTH AFRICA” On November 8, 1942 an Anglo-American force landed in French Morocco and Algeria with the aim and goal to gain complete control of North Africa and defeat General Erwin Rommel’s German-Italian Army in Libya. TORCH was primarily an American operation under the command[…]

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THE ATTACK ON PEARL HARBOR – HOW AND WHY IT SUCCEEDED

When: January 25, 2017 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Where: Belmar Public Library, 517 10th Ave, Belmar, NJ 07719, 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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THE BATTLE FOR GUADALCANAL – AUGUST 1942

When: September 21, 2017 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Where: Ocean County Public Library, Manchester Township, NJ, 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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OPERATION BARBAROSSA – THE INVASION OF THE USSR BY NAZI GERMANY, JUNE 1941

When: June 15, 2017 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Where: Ocean County Public Library, Manchester Township, NJ, 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 ATTACK ON PEARL HARBOR, DECEMBER 7, 1941 – HOW AND WHY IT SUCCEEDED

When: April 24, 2017 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Where: Greenbriar at Wittenham, Monroe Township, NJ 08831, 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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THE LONGEST WALK, THE AMAZING STORY OF THE 29TH INFANTRY DIVISION ON D-DAY, 6 JUNE 1944

When: May 3, 2017 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Where: Great Horizons Lecture Series, Morris Plains Community Center, 51 Jim Fear Dr, Morris Plains, NJ 07950, 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 ATTACK ON PEARL HARBOR – HOW AND WHY IT SUCCEEDED

When: December 1, 2016 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Where: Scotch Plains Public Library, 1927 Bartle Ave, Scotch Plains, NJ 07076, USA

The attack on Pearl Harbor marked the entrance of Japan into World War II on the side of Germany and Italy and the entrance of the United States on the side of the allies – the “turning point of WW II.”  The attack was always considered possible but not probable[…]

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1:00 pm OPERATION HUSKY, THE INVASION OF... @ Little Silver Public Library
OPERATION HUSKY, THE INVASION OF... @ Little Silver Public Library
Apr 11 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
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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7:00 pm OPERATION HUSKY: INVASION OF SI... @ Monmouth County Library Headquarters
OPERATION HUSKY: INVASION OF SI... @ Monmouth County Library Headquarters
May 3 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
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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2:00 pm BATTLE OF THE ATLANTIC – CRUCIAL... @ Monmouth County Library Headquarters
BATTLE OF THE ATLANTIC – CRUCIAL... @ Monmouth County Library Headquarters
May 10 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
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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