2013-14 Schedule

Sept. 12, 2013 The Battle of Britain – A True Mission Impossible Dr. Robin Higham, RAF veteran, author of Unflinching Zeal, Dr. Roy Heidicker, historian of the Eagle Squadrons, and others present the aerial defense of England against the Luftwaffe in 1940. (PDF)

Oct. 10, 2013 The Bombing Campaign in the Pacific Barrett Tillman, author of Whirlwind, and combat veterans of the B-29s discuss the bombing of targets in the Pacific and Japan. (PDF)

Oct. 24, 2013 The 2nd Rangers at Pointe Du Hoc and Beyond Patrick O’Donnell, author of Dog Company, discusses the courageous achievements of “D” Company as part of the 2nd Ranger Battalion. (PDF) (YouTube)

Nov. 14, 2013 Dr. Harold C. Deutsch Lecture: Codebreakers David Kahn, author of Codebreakers and Seizing Enigma, presents the amazing achievement of the cracking of the German war codes. (PDF) (YouTube)

Dec. 12, 2013 THE ATTACK OF DEC. 7, 1941 – Surprise or Blunder? Capt(R) Thomas Kimmel, John Lambert, author of Defenseless, Jim Johns and participants of the attack on Pearl Harbor, discuss some of the controversial issues of the Japanese attack on Dec. 7, 1941. (PDF) (YouTube)

Jan. 9, 2014 THE WAR ON THE EASTERN FRONT – Germany and Russia Jonathan House, author of Combined Arms Warfare in the Twentieth Century and A Military History of the Cold War, 1944-1962 , and veterans of the Eastern Front discuss the much-overlooked war in Eastern Europe. (PDF)

Feb. 13, 2014 SENIOR LEADERS OF WWII – Insights into Their Personalities Jonathan Jordan, author of Brothers, Rivals, Victors, discusses the officers that won the war and veterans describe encounters with them. (PDF) (YouTube)

March 13, 2014 OPERATION COBRA – Breakout from Normandy Jim Carafano, author of After D-Day, and combat veterans discuss the bold attack that cut the German defenses and encircled them at Falaise. (PDF)

March 27, 2014 THE WAR IN CHINA – The Overlooked Struggle in Asia Al Lathrop, historian on CBI Theater, Ted Farmer, historian on China, John McLaughlin, author of General Albert C. Wedemeyer, and veterans of the theater discuss the harsh conditions and bitter fighting in China. (PDF) (YouTube)

April 10, 2014 THE BATTLE FOR RABAUL – The Pearl Harbor for the Japanese Bruce Gamble, author of the three volume WWII History of Rabaul, and combat veterans of the campaign discuss the attack on the stronghold. (PDF) (YouTube)

May 8, 2014 OMAHA BEACH – The Deadliest Fighting on D-Day John McManus, author of the upcoming book The Dead and Those About to Die, and combat veterans discuss the event on its 70th Anniversary (PDF) (YouTube)