2015-16 Schedule

We meet at 7:00pm on the second Thursday of every month from September through May in the History Center at Historic Fort Snelling, unless otherwise noted below:

Sept. 17, 2015 (3rd Thursday) Blitzkrieg in the Pacific – Island Landings to accomplish Victory in Pacific LTC Sharon Tosi Lacey, author of Pacific Blitzkrieg, and Veterans of the Pacific Landing Operations. (PDF) (YouTube)

Oct. 8, 2015 Leaders of the Victory – The Giants of the Winning Strategy Jonathan Jordan, author of American Warlords, and Members of the Greatest Generation. (PDF) (YouTube)

Oct. 22, 2015 The Use of Kamikazes by the Japanese in WWII Jon Parshall steps in with a repeat of a Program he developed for the Nimitz museum to fill in for originally scheduled speaker Pat O’Donnell, who has agreed to return on 28APR2016 (PDF) (YouTube)

Nov. 12, 2015 Dr. Harold C. Deutsch Lecture: Besides Nuremberg – Forgotten Trials of the Holocaust Michael Bazyler, author of Forgotten Trials of the Holocaust (PDF)

Dec. 10, 2015 Early Naval Operations – after Pearl Harbor Stephen Moore, author of Pacific Payback and The Battle for Hell’s Island and Veterans of Naval Carrier Operations. (PDF)

Jan. 14, 2016 Struggle on the Eastern Theater of Operations Dr. Roger Reese, author of Why Stalin’s Soldiers Fought, and Veterans of the War on the Eastern European Front. (PDF)

Feb. 11, 2016 Liberation of German Concentrations Camps John McManus, author of Hell Before Our Eyes, and Veterans of Liberation and Internees. (PDF) (YouTube)

March 10, 2016 From the OSS to CIA Director Douglas Waller, author of Disciples will discuss Dulles, Colby, Helms, and Casey. (PDF) (YouTube)

March 24, 2016 (4th Thursday) Birth of the New Age of War – Atomic Bombs and Rockets Jim Eckles, author of Trinity and Pocket Full of Rockets. (PDF) (YouTube)

April 14, 2016 Southern Invasion of France – Operations Dragoon and Anvil LTC Scott Wheeler, author of Jacob L. Devers, and Veterans of Seventh Army. (PDF)

April 28, 2016 (4th Thursday) Navy UDT Teams – The beginning of the SEALS Pat O’Donnell, author of First SEALS (PDF) YouTube

May 12, 2016 Potsdam – Agreement to settle Allied Victory in WWII Dr Michael Neiberg, author of Potsdam (PDF) (YouTube)