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The Attack on Pearl Harbor: How and Why Did it Succeed

Thursday, December 1, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


To mark the 75th anniversary of Pearl Harbor and United States involvement in WWII, we extend a special invitation to veterans and active service members to attend this presentation and a reception in their honor.

The attack on Pearl Harbor marked the entrance of Japan into World War II on the side of Germany and Italy and the entrance of the United States on the side of the allies – the “turning point of WW II.”  The attack was always considered possible but not probable by the US military chiefs.  The presentation will cover what happened on December 7, 1941 and why the attack was truly a surprise. Light refreshments will be served at the conclusion of the program. Registration is recommended – click here to register.

Paul E. Zigo is the director of the New Jersey-based World War II Era Studies Institute.  The Institute is dedicated to furthering knowledge about the WW II era and the war’s impact on history.  He is a graduate of Temple University and the United States Army War College. He authored and edited in 2009 Witnessing History: The Eisenhower Photographs, a publication featuring all the photographs of General Dwight D. Eisenhower taken by his personal wartime photographer, Al Meserlin, 1944-1945. Recently, Zigo authored and published the book The Longest Walk, the amazing story of the 29th Infantry Division in Normandy France, June 6 – July 18, 1944.  Zigo is also the executive producer and narrator of the cable network series Triumphant Spirit: America’s World War II Generation Speaks, a series that can be seen on cable television channels and YouTube.


Thursday, December 1, 2016
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Scotch Plains Public Library
1927 Bartle Ave
Scotch Plains, NJ 07076 United States
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Adult Services Department
(908) 322-5007 ext 204
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