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11/20/2019 - Pearl Harbor: A Look at the Strategic Significance of the Attack on December 19, 2019

On Thursday, December 19, 2019 from 2:00-3:30pm in the Kingsley Room, join us for this lecture with a unique perspective on the attack on Pearl Harbor.

This lecture presented by Mark Albertson goes beyond the attack itself. Learn about the events that led to the attack, why it happened, and how the attack on Pearl Harbor became a turning point for World War II. Albertson follows the timeline of events beginning with Japan’s rise as an imperialist power, the growing friction in the Pacific, the tumultuous 1930s that led to the 1941 attack, and the resulting consequences which officially brought America into World War II.

Mark Albertson is the historical research editor for the Army Aviation magazine, and the historian for the Army Aviation Association of America. He has taught classes on military history at Norwalk Community College as well as the Lifetime Learners Institute. Albertson has authored several books on military history.

Like all Southbury Public Library programs, this presentation is free to attend and open to anyone regardless of town of residency. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Southbury Public Library. Space is limited and registration is required. Please call 203-262-0626 ext. 130 to register.