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United States in WWII: Perspectives on History with a Modern-Day Context: United States, Japan, and the Start of WW II in the Pacific
September 30 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
CT United States
The daring gamble by the Japanese to neutralize the US Pacific Fleet at Pearl Harbor catapulted America’s official entry into World War II. This event changed what was planned as a measured response towards Japanese hostilities in the Pacific into a galvanized American effort to drive Imperial Japan to the point of unconditional surrender.
Presented by Arthur Gottlieb, LCSW, CSA. Art Gottlieb is a local historian on subjects of political and military history. He was formerly a professional curator of naval history and the Technical Director of Exhibits at the Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum in New York City. In these roles, Mr. Gottlieb worked regularly with veterans of all services towards the creation of exhibits accurately illustrating the history of 20th century warfare. Mr. Gottlieb maintains a private practice as a Counselor and Certified Senior Advisor in Norwalk, CT, and offers Pro Bono counseling services to soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. Mr. Gottlieb served as an Auxiliary Officer of the United States Coast Guard for 17 years and for 4 years was Commander of Flotilla 7-2, 1st District (Southern Region), Sector Long Island Sound North. Registration is required for each program to receive the Zoom link.
Join us for the second in a 8-session series, sponsored by a grant from CT Humanities and co-sponsored by the Monroe Historical Society.