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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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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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7:00 pm THE STRATEGY TO DEFEAT IMPERIAL ... @ Monmouth County Library Headquarters
THE STRATEGY TO DEFEAT IMPERIAL ... @ Monmouth County Library Headquarters
Oct 7 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
“THE STRATEGY TO DEFEAT IMPERIAL JAPAN” 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[...]
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1:00 pm BATTLE OF THE BULGE, DECEMBER 19... @ Morris Plains Community Center
BATTLE OF THE BULGE, DECEMBER 19... @ Morris Plains Community Center
Oct 30 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
“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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7:30 pm WORLD WAR II, THE 20TH CENTURY’S... @ Springpoint at Denville
WORLD WAR II, THE 20TH CENTURY’S... @ Springpoint at Denville
Nov 5 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 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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