"The Registry" Film Screening & Discussion

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"The Registry" Film Screening & Discussion

Date
Sat., Jul 14, 2018, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location
200 Tower Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55111
Contact
612-726-1171
ftsnelling@mnhs.org
Cost
Free

View a documentary about the hidden history of the Military Intelligence Service Language School, which trained thousands of Japanese American men and women as linguists during WWII in California, Savage and at Fort Snelling.

“The Registry” breaks open the hidden history of the US Armyʼs Military Intelligence Service (MIS) during World War II–a story made possible because of a few aging veterans with a little Internet savvy and a lot of determination. Thereʼs little doubt the 7,000 soldiers of the Military Intelligence Service helped shorten World War II by as much as two years. They were fluent in Japanese. They were interrogators, interpreters, and linguists. But who were they? With documents classified and buried in government vaults, historians struggled to tell the MIS story. “The Registry” profiles surviving MIS veterans Seiki Oshiro and Grant Ichikawa and other vets who help tell the unitʼs story.

A discussion with filmmaker Steve Ozone will follow the film. 


2018-07-14 13:00:00 2018-07-14 13:00:00 America/Chicago "The Registry" Film Screening & Discussion Historic Fort Snelling