Join us for this fascinating exchange about the career and work of Dr. Michael Geyer, one of the foremost authorities on the German military, the Third Reich, and World War II. Following the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, nearly 20% of the Chinese American population signed up and served honorably in every branch of the US Armed Services and all four theaters of combat. Join us to hear the incredible story of the greatest female spy in history from one of Britain’s most acclaimed historians: Ben Macintyre. Stretching across six acres of New Orleans’ unique downtown landscape, the National World War II Museum is a trove of six pavilions with more than 250,000 artifacts and 9,000 personal accounts from veterans that piece together the war that changed the world.. Join Hannah Dailey, Oral Historian from The National WWII Museum, for a conversation with Douglas Taurel—writer, director, and actor of The American Soldier. Join us for a webinar about a book that has received great press and even better reviews, Wheels of Courage: How Paralyzed Veterans from World War II Invented Wheelchair Sports, Fought for Disability Rights, and Inspired a Nation. The exhibit features artifacts, photographs and oral histories to highlight some of the extraordinary achievements and challenges of African Americans during World War II, both overseas and on the Home Front. The hottest, new museum attraction ar the National World War II Museum is PT-305: The Ride of a Lifetime. Final Mission: USS Tang Submarine Experience places visitors aboard the most successful submarine in World War II for its fifth and final war patrol on October 25, 1944. Open daily, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., learn more about our enhanced safety measures. The National World War II Museum. Museum friend and battlefield guide, Roland Gaul of Luxembourg, recounts Thanksgiving 1944 and how it is remembered today. The National World War II Museum seeks to preserve American memories of the “war that changed the world” by focusing on the experiences of everyday American soldiers in World War II. Mike Mervosh describes his experience with the flag raising on Iwo Jima. Tune into this program to learn approaches that help students evaluate and use primary sources as they learn to make sense of historical events. The surprise Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, forever known as a "day of infamy," plunged the United States into World War II. Multiple stories of exhibits allow visitors to get up close to artifacts of all sizes. Their work at Nuremberg was a groundbreaking development in simultaneous interpretation. Discover the human story of World War II in the Pacific in more than 55,000 square feet of exhibit space spread over three galleries located on six acres in the heart of Fredericksburg, Texas. Mark Hazard discusses a patrol he led behind German lines just before the assault on Hagenau with the objective of capturing a German soldier to interrogate for information about enemy strength in the area. The International Museum of World War II. There are few WWII-era veterans left, and the National Museum of World War II Aviation is providing an opportunity for the community to meet-and-greet some of these honored WWII veterans. Sharing African American Experiences from the war, A limited podcast series about President Harry S. Truman, A LIMITED PODCAST SERIES FROM THE NATIONAL WWII MUSEUM, Institute for the Study of War and Democracy, Translating and Interpreting the Nuremberg Trials, Native Americans in the 45th Infantry Division, Curator's Choice: Nuremberg Trial Visitor, Teaching with Oral Histories: Assessing First-Person Accounts, "The German Military, the Third Reich, and World War II:" A Conversation with Michael Geyer, PhD, Honor and Duty: The Chinese American WWII Veterans Panel Discussion, Lunchbox Lecture: "The Munich Agreement: From Versailles to Blitzkrieg" by Rick Jacobs, Reel History Filmmaker Talks: History Speaks, Red Tail, WASP and Firefly: The Aviators of WWII, Lunchbox Lecture: "The 4 Chaplains of the SS Dorchester" by Barry Simon, Mark Gordon Hazard, 79th Infantry Division, Benjamin Carson, 2nd Marine Raider Battalion, James “Horse Collar” Smith, 1st Marine Raider Battalion, William S. Jones, 7th Infantry Division, Attu, Mike “Iron Mike” Mervosh, 4th Marine Division, Stanley Wolczyk, 7th Infantry Division, Attu, Theodore “Dutch” Van Kirk, Navigator on the Enola Gay. Museum educator Kate Fitzgerald will interview Alan Gratz about his young adult book, Refugee. Some may wonder why The National World War II Museum is located in New Orleans, a city known for other tourism sites but which is not usually associated with 20th-century military history. In this lecture, Simon will discuss the torpedoing and sinking of the SS Dorchester, as well as the four American chaplains from different denominations who unselfishly sacrificed their own lives to save others. The mission statement of the Museum emphasizes the American experience in World War II. Stanley Wolczyk discusses his experiences on Attu in May 1943 and being wounded late in the fight, a wound which ended his Army service.
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