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Japanese Suicide Submarines of World War II | October 11, 2021

Date: October 11, 2021

Time: 7pm-8:30pm Eastern

All Events | Greatest Generation Live | VBC Happy Hour

Join us for a conversation about Kaiten, Japanese suicide submarines in World War II with Mike Mair, author of Kaiten: Japan’s Secret Manned Suicide Submarine and the First American Ship It Sank in WWII. Mike will be in conversation with Japanese citizens and family members of submariners, including Fumihito Hiro with Kaiten Kensho-kai, documentary filmmaker Masahiro Takemura, and Nobuko Ito, daughter of a WWII underwater kamikaze. Please join us for this fascinating discussion.

Greatest Generation Live – The Rise of the GI Army | October 26, 2021

Date: October 26, 2021

Time: 7pm-8:30pm Eastern

All Events | Greatest Generation Live

Join us for a conversation historian Paul Dickson, author of The Rise of the G.I. Army, 1940-1941: The Forgotten Story of How America Forged a Powerful Army Before Pearl Harbor and the forthcoming GI Jive, about the slang of World War II. The U.S. Army stood at fewer than 200,000 men when Hitler invaded Poland in 1939. Soon, it would be on the move across the globe fighting a two-front war to victory. Paul Dickson’s new book traces the extraordinary transformation of America’s military from a disparate collection of camps with dilapidated equipment into a well-trained and spirited army ten times its prior size in little more than eighteen months. He narrates America’s urgent mobilization against a backdrop of political and cultural isolationist resistance and racial tension at home, and the increasingly perceived threat of attack from both Germany and Japan. Glenn Flickinger will moderate this interview and discussion.

Greatest Generation Live: USS Hornet Aircraft Carrier Museum | November 23, 2021

Date: November 23, 2021

Time: 7pm-8:30pm Eastern

All Events | Greatest Generation Live

Join us for a virtual tour and discussion with the USS Hornet Aircraft Carrier Museum in Alameda, California. Built in 1943 and decommissioned in 1970, the Hornet participated in World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, and the Cold War around the world. Docents and tour guides will joins us to discuss this history as well as guide us through the ship’s spaces, from Bridge to the Engine Room. Glenn Flickinger will host and moderate this tour!

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