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The Battle That (Pretty Much) Ended World War II in the Pacific: Leyte Gulf, 1944

  • 06/28/2017
  • 7:00 PM
  • Georgetown Neighborhood Library, 3260 R St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20007

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With Cornell in Washington Professor David Silbey

The Battle of Leyte Gulf had everything:  aircraft carriers attacking each other; an old fashioned battleship duel; an amphibious landing; MacArthur returning to the Philippines; and the first kamikazes.  It was the last battle at which the Imperial Japanese Navy could manage substantial resistance, and it was a much closer run thing than it should have been.

Join Cornell in Washington Professor David Silbey as he takes a look at the Battle of Leyte Gulf and discusses what happened, why, and how the phrase “the world wonders” caused the American Admiral ‘Bull' Halsey to break into tears.

Registration: Free (Registration requested)

Contact: programming@cornellclubdc.org

When: Wednesday, June 28 at 7pm
  
Where: Georgetown Neighborhood Library, 
3260 R St. NW, Washington,  D.C. 20007

Metro: Dupont Circle

 

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