Author David Kahn at November's WWII History Roundtable at Historic Fort Snelling

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Release dated: 
October 16, 2013
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Tom Pfannenstiel • Historic Fort Snelling • 612-725-2430 •

Quick facts: 

Event: World War II History Roundtable: The Dr. Harold C. Deutsch Lecture

Place: Historic Fort Snelling
Address: 200 Tower Avenue
Fort Snelling History Center, St. Paul MN 55111
Date: Thursday, Nov. 14
Time: 7 p.m.
Cost: $5, free for students
Phone: 612-726-1171
Email: ftsnelling@mnhs.org
Website: http://www.historicfortsnelling.org

Author David Kahn at November's WWII History Roundtable at Historic Fort Snelling

david kahnAuthor and historian David Kahn's love of codes and cryptography began when he was a young boy and led him to write popular and well-respected books like "The Codebreakers" and "Seizing the Enigma." While investigating German WWII military intelligence, Kahn spent a year researching and interviewing more than 100 intelligence specialists in Germany. Kahn has taught classes at Yale and Columbia on modern political and military intelligence and he has testified before Congress on policy matters involving cryptography. Learn more about cracking the German war codes during the November Harold C. Deutsch World War II History Roundtable.
The Harold C. Deutsch World War II History Roundtable is presented the second Thursday of each month from September through May (some exceptions may occur). Admission is $5, students are admitted free.
Schedule for the World War II History Roundtable:

Dec. 12, 2013: The Attack of Dec. 7, 1941 - Surprise or Blunder?
Jan. 9, 2014: The War on the Eastern Front - Germany and Russia
Feb. 13, 2014: Senior Leaders of WWII - Insights into Their Personalities
March 13, 2014: Operation Cobra: Breakout from Normandy
March 27, 2014: The War in China - The Overlooked Struggle in Asia
April 10, 2014: The Battle for Rabaul - The Japanese Pearl Harbor
May 8, 2014: Omaha Beach - The Deadliest Fighting on D-Day

About Historic Fort Snelling

Historic Fort Snelling is located near the airport at the intersections of Hwys. 5 and 55. Originally a frontier outpost, this fort was later used for military training from the Civil War through World War II. Overlooking the Mississippi and Minnesota rivers, the site is staffed with living-history interpreters who portray the soldiers, cooks, laundresses, storekeepers and craftspersons who inhabited the fort in the 1800s. The stone and wood-frame buildings have been restored to their original appearance. For more information, call 612-726-1171.

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