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  • US World War II Bombing Operations  Matterhorn and Frantic
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    U.S. World War II Bombing Operations - Matterhorn and Frantic

    Historians Tami Davis Biddle and Alexandra Richie talked about two lesser known World War II U.S. Army Air Force initiatives: Operation Matterhorn, which targeted mainland Japan and Japanese…

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  • Planning for the Postwar Economy
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    Planning for the Postwar Economy

    Historians discussed two wartime efforts to plan for the post-World War II economy: the 1944 Bretton Woods Conference and the 1945 proposal put forth by U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Morganthau…

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  • World War II Marianas Campaign of 1944
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    World War II Marianas Campaign of 1944

    The May to November 1944 Marianas Campaign played a major role in ensuring a U.S. victory in the World War II Pacific theater. Two historians who are authors of books on the Pacific war gave…

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  • Allied Soldiers on DDay
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    Allied Soldiers on D-Day

    Historian Alex Kershaw talked about his book, The First Wave: The D-Day Warriors Who Led the Way to Victory in World War II. Using images, he described the first round of Allied soldiers,…

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  • World War II US Navy Women Code Breakers
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    World War II U.S. Navy Women Code Breakers

    Journalist Liza Mundy talked about her book, Code Girls: The Untold Story of the American Women Code Breakers of World War II. She discussed the once clandestine role of women who were…

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  • Italian Campaign and Liberation of Rome 19431944
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    Italian Campaign and Liberation of Rome, 1943-1944

    This session from the National World War II Museum’s annual conference in New Orleans focused on the Italian Campaign in 1943 and 1944. Rob Citino, the museum’s senior historian, talked…

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  • 1944 Allied Air Campaigns in Europe
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    1944 Allied Air Campaigns in Europe

    Two historians presented talks in a National World War II Museum annual conference program titled, “Supremacy in the Skies: Allied Air Domination in Europe.” Donald Miller discussed the…

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  • Nazi Execution of Canadian POWs and Saipan Suicides
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    Nazi Execution of Canadian POWs and Saipan Suicides

    Historians James Holland and Richard Frank discussed two grim events that took place in June and July of 1944; a Hitler Youth division’s execution of Canadian POW’s at an 11th century Abbey in…

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  • World War II M4 Sherman Tank
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    World War II M4 Sherman Tank

    Retired U.S. Army Colonel and living history hobbyist Alexander Kose explains the history of the M4 Sherman tank and demonstrates how it works. The most commonly used American tank in World…

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    Such Splendid Prisons

    Harvey Solomon chronicled the experiences of Axis power diplomats and their families in the U.S. who, following the bombing of Pearl Harbor, were detained at the Greenbrier and other luxury…

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    Citizen 865

    Author and journalist Debbie Cenziper talked about her book, Citizen 865: The Hunt for Hitler’s Hidden Soldiers in America, in which she reported on the Nazi war criminals who secretly…

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  • 1944 Japanese Invasion of British India
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    1944 Japanese Invasion of British India

    World War II scholar Hiroyuki Shindo explored a key turning point of the war in Asia, a Japanese defeat largely at the hands of British and Indian forces. The fighting took place in eastern…

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  • 1944 Defense of St Vith
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    1944 Defense of St. Vith

    Military history scholar Mark Gerges explored the Allied defense of St. Vith in December 1944 on the 75th anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge. American forces eventually surrendered the…

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  • Classical Music and Politics in 20th Century America
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    Classical Music and Politics in 20th Century America

    Author and former classical musician Jonathan Rosenberg discussed his new book, Dangerous Melodies: Classical Music in America from the Great War through the Cold War, which explores the…

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  • emIn the Cauldronem
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    In the Cauldron

    Lew Paper talked about his book, In the Cauldron: Terror, Tension, and the American Ambassador’s Struggle to Avoid Pearl Harbor, in which he recounted the efforts of former U.S. Ambassador to…

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  • Operation Bagration 1944 Soviet Summer Offensive
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    Operation Bagration, 1944 Soviet Summer Offensive

    Historians David Stahel and Reina Pennington presented talks on two aspects of what the 1944 Soviet summer offensive called “Operation Bagration.” In June of 1944, the Red Army launched a massive…

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  • emMedical Service in the Invasion of Normandyem
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    Medical Service in the Invasion of Normandy

    This U.S. Army film details the logistics involved in treating wounded soldiers in the field, and in hospitals in England, during and after the D-Day invasion of Normandy, France on June 6, 1944. From…

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  • 1944 Documentary emDDay to Germanyem
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    1944 Documentary D-Day to Germany

    The 1944 documentary D-Day to Germany was shot, edited, and narrated by Jack Lieb, a “News of the Day” correspondent who was assigned to cover the invasion of France. He shot this film for…

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  • Washington Journal Mary Louise Roberts Discusses Her Book About DDay Through the Eyee of French Citizens
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    Author Mary Louise Roberts on D-Day and French Citizens

    Mary Louise Roberts, author of D-Day Through French Eyes: Normandy 1944, talked about the 75th anniversary on June 6, 2019 of the World War II D-Day invasion of Normandy, France. On that day in…

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  • Washington Journal Alex Kershaw Discusses the 75th Anniversary of the DDay Invasion
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    Author Alex Kershaw on D-Day 75th Anniversary

    Alex Kershaw, author of The First Wave: The D-Day Warriors Who Led The Way to Victory in World War II, talked about the 75th anniversary on June 6, 2019, of the World War II D-Day invasion of…

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