Past Programs
Pacific War Turning Point: Midway or Guadalcanal?
Richard B. Frank, Craig L. Symonds
Sat, June 8th, 2013 |
9:00 am to 12:00 pm
(Members $36)


9 am — Registration and Continental Breakfast

Program includes two brief lectures followed by a discussion.

At the beginning of 1942, the Japanese were winning the Pacific War. Their preemptive strike at Pearl Harbor had crippled the American Battlefleet and in the ensuing six months they wrested an enormous maritime empire from the British, Dutch, and Americans. Then the war turned, with the iconic Battle of Midway, the Marine landings on Guadalcanal, and the bitter, bloody campaign for the Solomon Islands. In this program, two experts discuss the turning point of the war.


Richard B. Frank is the author of Guadalcanal and Downfall: The End of the Japanese Imperial Empire. He was a consultant and on-screen contributor to the HBO series “The Pacific.” Craig L. Symonds is professor emeritus at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis and the author of The Battle of Midway.


The Robert H. Smith Auditorium at the New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024


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