Events

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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THE ATTACK ON PEARL HARBOR – HOW AND WHY IT SUCCEEDED

When: December 7, 2016 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Where: Belmar Public Libary, 10th Ave, Belmar, NJ 07719, 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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7:00 pm THE STRATEGY TO DEFEAT IMPERIAL ... @ Monmouth County Library Headquarters
THE STRATEGY TO DEFEAT IMPERIAL ... @ Monmouth County Library Headquarters
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“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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