Tuesday 19 June 2007, 12:00 P.M. - 1:00 P.M., Lecture: “The Long Ride of the Surface Warrior, 1942-1944” by James Hornfischer, author of Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors and Ship of Ghosts
Mr. Hornfischer will discuss the under-celebrated gallantry of destroyer and cruiser sailors in some of the most desperate fighting our Navy has ever engaged in. The author will give the Battle of Sunda Strait (March 1, 1942) and the Battle off Samar (October 25, 1944) the attention they so richly deserve. The themes of heroism and the fragility of memory can be rewardingly illustrated by telling the story of these two key World War II battles.
NOTE: If you are not a civilian or military member of the Defense Department and wish to attend a lecture in the Washington Navy Yard, no later than the day preceding the lecture, contact the Senior Historian with the following information: name, social security number, citizenship, and institutional affiliation (if any).
Tuesday, March 06, 2007
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