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At every meeting of the Round Table, all participants receive a brief writeup, detailing facts about the topic of the month, the guest speaker, and a selected bibliography for further research. The RoundTablettes give a brief overview of the subject to help acquaint everyone with background information that will make the topic more accessible for all participants.

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2016/17 2015/16 2014/15 2013/14 2012/13
2011/12 2010/11 2009/10 2008/09 2007/08
2006/07 2005/06 2004/05 2003/04 2002/03
2001/02 2000/01 1999/00 1998/99 1997/98
1996/97 1995/96 1994/95 1993/94 1992/93
1991/92 1990/91 1989/90 1988/89 1987/88

Previous RoundTablettes

(‘DOC’ links to the Roundtablette in MS-Word format; ‘PDF’ in PDF format; and ‘YouTube’ to the video — if they exist)

2017 – 2018 (Season 31)




















No. Date Topic RoundTablette Video
1 September, 2017 Winning the Pacific War PDF DOC YouTube
2 October, 2017 The First Invasion – Operation Torch PDF DOC YouTube
3 October, 2017 (2) POW’s of Japan – Palawan PDF DOC
4 November, 2017 The Dr.Harold C. Deutsch Lecture – Allying for Victory
5 December, 2017 Victory in the Battle of the Bulge
6 January, 2018 Eastern Front – Final Victories
7 February, 2018 The Berlin Airlift – First Allied Victory of the Cold War
8 March, 2018 American Airpower in WWII
9 March, 2018 (2) Architecture of the Nazis
10 April, 2018 The Greatest Field Commander – Lucian Truscott
11 May, 2018 To Save the Victory After Defeat

2016 – 2017 (Season 30)

 

No. Date Topic RoundTablette Video
1 September, 2016 Deception in the ETO — Fooling the Enemy PDF DOC YouTube
2 September, 2016 Pacific Diplomacy in the 1930’s — Events leading to hostilities in the Pacific PDF DOC YouTube
3 October, 2016 11th Airborne from Philippines to Occupation PDF DOC YouTube
4 October, 2016 (2) Germany during 1930’s – Rise of Nazis in Germany PDF DOC YouTube
5 November, 2016 The Dr.Harold C. Deutsch Lecture – Sentencing at Nuremburg PDF DOC YouTube
6 December, 2016 75th Anniversary of Battle of Bataan and Corregidor PDF DOC YouTube
6.1 December, 2016 Pearl Harbor 75th Anniversary event YouTube
8 January, 2017 Battle of Koenigsberg – Forgotten Battle of Eastern Front PDF DOC YouTube
9 February, 2017 Nazi Hunters – Seeking Justice for perpetrators of the Holocaust PDF DOC
10 March, 2017 Mobilization of U.S. Industrial Machine – Fighting a Global War PDF DOC YouTube
11 March, 2017 (2) Minnesota-Born Unsung Architect of Army Doctrine PDF DOC YouTube
12 April, 2017 Last Mission of “Jerk’s Natural” – with the 93rd Bomb Group PDF DOC YouTube
13 May, 2017 Final Major Battle in Western Europe – Battle of Bulge PDF DOC YouTube

2015 – 2016 (Season 29)

No. Date Topic RoundTablette Video
1 September, 2015 Blitzkrieg in the Pacific – Island Landings to accomplish Victory in Pacific PDF DOC YouTube
2 October, 2015 Leaders of the Victory – The Giants of the Winning Strategy PDF DOC YouTube
3 October, 2015 Japanese Kamikazes PDF DOC YouTube
4 November, 2015 Dr. Harold C. Deutsch Lecture: Besides Nuremberg – Forgotten Trials of the Holocaust PDF DOC  YouTube
5 December, 2015 Early Naval Operations – after Pearl Harbor PDF DOC
6 January, 2016 Struggle on the Eastern Theater of Operations PDF DOC
7 February, 2016 Liberation of German Concentrations Camps PDF DOC YouTube
8 March, 2016 From the OSS to CIA Director: Dulles, Colby, Helms, and Casey PDF DOC YouTube
9 March, 2016 Birth of the New Age of War – Atomic Bombs and Rockets PDF DOC YouTube
10 April, 2016 Southern Invasion of France – Operations Dragoon and Anvil PDF DOC
11 April, 2016 Navy UDT Teams – The beginning of the SEALS PDF DOC YouTube
12 May, 2016 Potsdam – Agreement to settle Allied Victory in WWII PDF DOC  YouTube

 

2014 – 2015 (Season 28)

No. Date Topic RoundTablette Video
1 September, 2014 D-Day for the Allies – Gold, Juno, Sword Beach Landings PDF DOC YouTube
2 October, 2014 Glider Operations in WWII PDF DOC YouTube
3 October, 2014 Building the Death Railroad – Bridge on the River Kwai PDF DOC YouTube
4 November, 2014 Dr. Harold C. Deutsch Lecture: The O.S.S. PDF DOC YouTube
5 December, 2014 Christmas at Bastogne – The German Offensive on Christmas ’44 PDF DOC YouTube
5.5 December, 2014 Gen. George Patton at the Battle of the Bulge YouTube
6 January, 2015 The Myth of the German Offense – Success that led to Failure PDF DOC YouTube
7 February, 2015 Italian Struggle – Not the Soft Underbelly PDF DOC
8 March, 2015 The Logistics of War – Beans and Bullets to the Soldiers PDF DOC
9 March, 2015 Return to the Philippines – The Road to Japan PDF DOC
10 April, 2015 Air War in the Mediterranean – British and American Operations PDF DOC
11 May, 2015 Retrospective Look at Goals of 8 WWII Leaders PDF DOC

2013 – 2014 (Season 27)

No. Date Topic RoundTablette Video
1 September, 2013 The Battle of Britain – A True Mission Impossible PDF DOC YouTube
2 October, 2013 The Bombing Campaign in the Pacific PDF DOC YouTube
3 October, 2013 The 2nd Rangers at Pointe Du Hoc and Beyond PDF DOC YouTube
4 November, 2013 Dr. Harold C. Deutsch Lecture: Codebreakers PDF DOC YouTube
5 December, 2013 The Attack of Dec. 7, 1941 – Surprise or Blunder? PDF DOC YouTube
6 January, 2014 The War on the Eastern Front – Germany and Russia PDF DOC YouTube
7 February, 2014 Senior Leaders of WWII – Insights into Their Personalities PDF DOC YouTube
8 March, 2014 Operation COBRA – Breakout from Normandy PDF DOC
9 March, 2014 The War in China – The Overlooked Struggle in Asia PDF DOC YouTube
10 April, 2014 The Battle for Rabaul – The Pearl Harbor for the Japanese PDF DOC YouTube
11 May, 2014 Omaha Beach – The Deadliest Fighting on D-Day PDF DOC YouTube

2012 – 2013 (Season 26)

No. Date Topic RoundTablette Video
1 September, 2012 Operation Market-Garden More than a Bridge Too Far PDF DOC
2 October, 2012 Ruhr Pocket Defeat of the Industrial Pocket PDF DOC
3 October, 2012 Germany During the 1930’S PDF DOC
4 November, 2012 Dr. Harold C. Deutsch Lecture: Operation ASHCAN Interrogation of the Nazi Leaders at Mondorf PDF DOC
5 December, 2012 Relief of Bastogne: Patton as a Commander in the Battle of the Bulge PDF DOC
6 January, 2013 Defeat in the East: 1943 – Fighting the Lost War PDF DOC
7 February, 2013 Emergence of Vietnam from World War II PDF DOC YouTube
8 March, 2013 The Military Intelligence Service Language School (MISLS) at Savage & Fort Snelling PDF DOC
9 March, 2013 World War II in the Middle East and the Origins from WWI PDF DOC
10 April, 2013 Revised Topic: Mobilization of the National Guard in WWII PDF DOC YouTube
11 May, 2013 Kampfgruppe Peiper at Malmedy PDF DOC YouTube

2011 – 2012 (Season 25)

No. Date Topic RoundTablette Video
1 September, 2011 Beneath the Waves – Submarine Warfare PDF DOC
2 October, 2011 Children Caught in the Brutality of War PDF DOC
3 October, 2011 The Resistance Against the Nazis – A Harold Deutsch Lecture PDF DOC
4 November, 2011 Dr. Harold C. Deutsch Lecture: Bitter Appeasement (Munich, 1938) PDF DOC
5 December, 2011 The Fighting in Europe PDF DOC
6 January, 2012 The Battle of Leningrad PDF DOC
7 February, 2012 Code-Breaking and the Beginning of Computers PDF DOC
8 March, 2012 Operation PLUM – 27th BG in the Western Pacific PDF DOC
9 March, 2012 The Mistake by Japan to Start the War in the Pacific PDF DOC
10 April, 2012 Jedburghs+I89 – Jumping Behind Enemy Lines PDF DOC
11 May, 2012 The Battle of Leyte Gulf PDF DOC

2010 – 2011 (Season 24)

No. Date Topic RoundTablette Video
1 September, 2010 Guadalcanal: The Reversal of Japanese Victories in the Pacific PDF DOC
2 October, 2010 Rhone Valley Campaign: Southern Assault into Germany PDF DOC
3 October, 2010 MIA – The Aftermath of War
4 November, 2010 The Yalta Conference – The Dr Harold C. Deutsch Lecture PDF DOC
5 December, 2010 Pearl Harbor– A Critical Review based on New Information and Analyses PDF DOC
6 January, 2011 The Forgotten Year on the Eastern Front PDF DOC
7 February, 2011 Return to the Phillipines PDF DOC
8 March, 2011 Role of the Coast Guard in Naval Operations PDF DOC
9 April, 2011 Battle of Cassino — A Bloody Struggle shrouded in Controversy PDF DOC
10 May, 2011 Destroying the Armaments Industries in Germany PDF DOC

2009 – 2010 (Season 23)

No. Date Topic RoundTablette Video
1 September, 2009 The Sinking of the Leopoldville and the Brittany Campaign PDF DOC
2 October, 2009 The History of the Hitler Youth PDF DOC
3 October, 2009 The Nazi Propaganda Art DOC
4 November, 2009 The Sorge Spy Ring PDF DOC
5 December, 2009 The 82nd Airborne Division in the Battle of the Bulge PDF DOC
6 January, 2010 The Leadership of the Russian Military PDF DOC
7 February, 2010 The Role of Bombers in WWII PDF DOC
8 March, 2010 The New Guinea Campaign PDF DOC
9 April, 2010 The Invasion of Anzio PDF DOC
10 May, 2010 Flying the Hump – CBI Theater Air Operations PDF DOC

2008 – 2009 (Season 22)

No. Date Topic RoundTablette Video
1 September, 2008 The Operations Across Northern France in the Fall of 1944 DOC
2 October, 2008 Operation Downfall; the Invasion of Japan DOC
3 November, 2008 Interrogation of Nazi Leaders at Mondorf, Luxembourg DOC
4 December, 2008 The Alamo in the Ardennes – Attack on Center of the Bulge DOC
5 January, 2009 The Battle of Moscow DOC
6 February, 2009 The OSS DOC
7 March, 2009 Air to Ground Operations DOC
8 April, 2009 Invasion of Okinawa DOC
9 May, 2009 The Glider Operations in World War II DOC

2007 – 2008 (Season 21)

No. Date Topic RoundTablette Video
1 September, 2007 Operation Husky: The Invasion of Sicily DOC
2 October, 2007 Enigma and Signal Intelligence DOC
3 November, 2007 Nuremberg Trials and the Legacy of Robert Jackson DOC
4 December, 2007 Pearl Harbor: Was There No Warning? DOC
5 January, 2008 Kursk: The Largest Tank Battle DOC
6 February, 2008 The Norwegian Resistance in WWII DOC
7 March, 2008 China-Burma-India Theater DOC
8 April, 2008 Fortifications of the 3rd Reich DOC
9 May, 2008 D-Day/Operation Overlord DOC

2006 – 2007 (Season 20)

No. Date Topic RoundTablette Video
1 September, 2006 507 PIR in Normandy PDF
2 October, 2006 The Huertgen Forest PDF
3 November, 2006 Relations between Germany and Japan PDF
4 December, 2006 Battle of the Bulge, North Shoulder PDF
5 January, 2007 Battle of Stalingrad DOC
6 February, 2007 Liberation of Nazi Concentration Camps DOC
7 March, 2007 Marine Landings at Pelileu DOC
8 April, 2007 Breaking the Japanese Codes DOC
9 May, 2007 Battle of Midway DOC

2005 – 2006 (Season 19)

No. Date Topic RoundTablette Video
1 September, 2005 The 13th Airborne DOC
2 October, 2005 Seizing the Secret Technology of the Nazis DOC
3 November, 2005 Advisor to President Truman in Aftermath of WWII DOC
4 December, 2005 Battle of Saipan DOC
5 January, 2006 Russian Counterattack on the Eastern Front DOC
6 February, 2006 Long Range Patrol with PBM Mariners DOC
7 March, 2006 Operation Varsity: Air Drop Across the Rhine DOC
8 April, 2006 Hitler’s Final Defeat in the West DOC
9 May, 2006 The Longest Battle: Crossing the Siegfried Line and into the Ruhr DOC

2004 – 2005 (Season 18)

No. Date Topic RoundTablette Video
1 September, 2004 Operation Cobra, Breakout from Normandy
2 October, 2004 Children Caught in the Inferno of War
3 November, 2004 Early Plots to Kill Hitler
4 December, 2004 Pearl Harbor of the Phillipines – Dec. 8, 1941 DOC
5 January, 2005 War on the Eastern Front DOC
6 February, 2005 88th Division – Battle of Northern Italy
7 March, 2005 B-26 Bombers of the 9th Air Force
8 April, 2005 Battle of Tarawa – Three Days in Hell DOC
9 May, 2005 Campaign in Italy – The Not-So-Soft Under Belly DOC

2003 – 2004 (Season 17)

No. Date Topic RoundTablette Video
1 September, 2003 OFLAG 64, Task Force Baum DOC
2 October, 2003 Alamo Scouts DOC
3 November, 2003 Failures of WWI That Led to WWII DOC
4 December, 2003 The Other Battle of the Bulge: Operation Northwind
5 January, 2004 Okinawa DOC
6 February, 2004 Immortal Chaplains: Sinking of the USS Dorchester DOC
7 March, 2004 Bismarck DOC
8 April, 2004 Remagen Bridge DOC
9 May, 2004 Operation Anvil/Dragoon: Invasion of Southern France DOC

2002 – 2003 (Season 16)

No. Date Topic RoundTablette Video
1 September, 2002 6th Ranger Division DOC
2 October, 2002 Soldiers of India, Fighting in Many Theaters DOC
3 November, 2002 Just War Theory: Before & After 9/11 DOC
4 December, 2002 Defense of Elsenborn Ridge DOC
5 January, 2003 Island War in the Southwest Pacific DOC
6 February, 2003 Submarine Warfare DOC
7 March, 2003 Treasures Stolen by the Nazis DOC
8 September, 2003 Operation Torch & North Africa DOC
9 May, 2003 Operation Market Garden, A Bridge Too Far DOC

2001 – 2002 (Season 15)

No. Date Topic RoundTablette Video
1 September, 2001 Operation Fortitude – Deception Plan for Normandy DOC
2 October, 2001 The Third Army Advance Across France and Relief of Bastogne DOC
3 November, 2001 The Cold War – Successes and Failures of WW II DOC
4 December, 2001 Pearl Harbor – December 7th, 60th Anniversary DOC
5 January, 2002 The Devil Boats – PT Boats DOC
6 February, 2002 Fighting Norwegians – 99th Separate Infantry Battalion DOC
7 March, 2002 Down Behind Enemy Lines – Escape and Evasion DOC
8 April, 2002 Doolittle Raid on Tokyo – 60th Anniversary DOC
9 May, 2002 D-Day on Utah Beach DOC

2000 – 2001 (Season 14)

No. Date Topic RoundTablette Video
1 September, 2000 The Nisei Soldier DOC
2 October, 2000 War In The Frozen Tundra – Alaska DOC
3 November, 2000 An Investigative Journalist Attempts to Storm the Beaches of History DOC
4 December, 2000 The Manhattan Project DOC
5 January, 2001 Battle of Leyte Gulf DOC
6 February, 2001 War in the Balkans – Hitler’s Trap DOC
7 March, 2001 48 Million Tons to Eisenhower — Logistics Support DOC
8 April, 2001 Development of Strategic Bombing in the Pacific DOC
9 May, 2001 Engineers in the Battle of the Bulge DOC

1999 – 2000 (Season 13)

No. Date Topic RoundTablette Video
1 September, 1999 Victory in Northern Italy – 10th Mountain Division DOC
2 October, 1999 Battle for the Huertgen Forest, Roer Dams and Remagen Bridge – 78th Infantry Division DOC
3 November, 1999 Combat and Moral Responsibility DOC
4 December, 1999 Holding the North Shoulder of the Bulge – 99th Infantry Division DOC
5 January, 2000 From Sicily to Dachau – 45th (Thunderbird) Division DOC
6 February, 2000 Battle of Phillipine Sea – June 20, 1944 DOC
7 March, 2000 Utilization of Captured POWs in the US DOC
8 April, 2000 20th Air Force – From India to Hiroshima DOC
9 May, 2000 From the Aleutians to Southern France – The Elite First Special Service Force DOC

1998 – 1999 (Season 12)

No. Date Topic RoundTablette Video
2 October, 1998 From Aachen to Marburg – 104th Infantry Division and 3rd Armored Division DOC
3 November, 1998 The Secrets of Ultra – Rhone Valley Campaign and the Battle of the Bulge. DOC
4 December, 1998 To Save Bastogne – The Center of the Bulge DOC
5 January, 1999 Marine Operations on Tarawa and Bougainville DOC
6 February, 1999 15th Air Force – Victory in North Africa and Italy DOC
7 March, 1999 The Battle of the Coral Sea – The Victory of Naval Aviation DOC
8 April, 1999 Merchant Marines – Delivering the Arms of Victory in Seven Seas DOC
9 May, 1999 Omaha Beach – A Hard-Won Victory DOC

1997 – 1998 (Season 11)

No. Date Topic RoundTablette Video
2 October, 1997 Dark and Bloody Battle in the Huertgen Forest DOC
3 November, 1997 The Marshall Plan and Its Legacy DOC
4 December, 1997 The First Shot at Pearl Harbor — USS Ward DOC
5 January, 1998 Victory on the Rails — US Military Railway DOC
6 February, 1998 The Fall of the Phillipines DOC YouTube
7 March, 1998 The Battle of Midway DOC
8 April, 1998 Rehearsal for D-Day, Slapton Sands DOC
9 May, 1998 The Flying Tigers DOC

1996 – 1997 (Season 10)

No. Date Topic RoundTablette Video
2 October, 1996 Spanish Civil War DOC
3 November, 1996 Bustin’ the Bulge: Changing the Tide of Hitler’s Last Offensive DOC
4 December, 1996 DOC
5 January, 1997 Carpetbaggers of the 8th Air Force
6 February, 1997 Combat Surgeons in WW2 DOC
7 March, 1997 34th Infantry Division DOC
8 April, 1997 CBI Theater: Flying the Hump w/ 10th Air Force DOC
9 May, 1997 Destroyer operations in WW2 DOC

1995 – 1996 (Season 9)

No. Date Topic RoundTablette Video
2 October, 1995 The Occupation of Germany DOC
3 November, 1995 17th Airborne DOC
4 December, 1995 Hammelburg Raid DOC
5 January, 1996 Photographic Record of WW2 DOC
6 February, 1996 US Army Arsenal in New Brighton, MN DOC
7 March, 1996 Japanese-American Units: 100th IB and 442nd RCT DOC
8 April, 1996 Graves Registration DOC
9 May, 1996 WAVES and Lady Leathernecks DOC

1994 – 1995 (Season 8)

No. Date Topic RoundTablette Video
2 October, 1994
3 November, 1994 4th Marine Division DOC YouTube
4 December, 1994 Battle of the Bulge DOC
5 January, 1995 Aircraft Carriers in WW2
6 February, 1995
7 March, 1995 Partisan Activity in WW2 DOC
8 April, 1995 DOC
9 May, 1995 U.S.S. Indianapolis DOC

1993 – 1994 (Season 7)

No. Date Topic RoundTablette Video
2 October, 1993 Was the Atomic Bomb Necessary? DOC
3 November, 1993 Conspiracies to Kill Hitler DOC
4 December, 1993 PT Boats in WW2 DOC
5 January, 1994 Air War in the Meditteranean DOC
6 February, 1994 DOC
7 March, 1994 The Rangers DOC
8 April, 1994 Women in WW2 DOC
9 May, 1994 Landing Craft and Tactics DOC

1992 – 1993 (Season 6)

No. Date Topic RoundTablette Video
3 December, 1992 Tuskegee Airmen YouTube
8 April, 1993 Original Round Tablette DOC
9 May, 1993 2nd Round Tablette DOC

1991 – 1992 (Season 5)

No. Date Topic RoundTablette Video

1990 – 1991 (Season 4)

No. Date Topic RoundTablette Video

1989 – 1990 (Season 3)

No. Date Topic RoundTablette Video
8 April, 1990 Operation ANVIL: G-3 for the Invasion of Southern France YouTube

1988 – 1989 (Season 2)

No. Date Topic RoundTablette Video

1987 – 1988 (Season 1)

No. Date Topic RoundTablette Video
2 January, 1988 Pearl Harbor as seen by a Japanese Fighter Pilot YouTube