Meet Veterans of the Eastern Front at Historic Fort Snelling's WWII History Roundtable Jan. 9

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December 11, 2013
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Event: World War II History Roundtable: War on the Eastern Front: Germany and Russia
Date: Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014
Time: 7 p.m.
Place: Historic Fort Snelling, 200 Tower Avenue
Fort Snelling History Center, St. Paul
Cost: $5, free for students.
Call for more information 612-726-1171

Meet Veterans of the Eastern Front at Historic Fort Snelling's WWII History Roundtable Jan. 9

The war on the Eastern Front was the largest military confrontation in history adennisshowalternd a critical factor in Germany's defeat in World War II, yet the significance of Russia's "Great Patriotic War", as it was termed in the former Soviet Union, is often overlooked. Join veterans of the Eastern Front and historian Dennis Showalter, author of "Hitler's Panzers," as they discuss how history was made.

Dennis Showalter specializes in German military history at Colorado College where he has taught since 1969. He has served as president of the American Society for Military History and been a distinguished visiting professor at both the United States Military Academy and the United States Air Force Academy.

The Dr. Harold C. Deutsch RoundTable is committed to preserving the factual history of World War II. The study of this influential era is promoted through the input of historians, first-hand accounts from individuals, and travel.

The Roundtable meets at 7 p.m. on the second Thursday of every month from September through May in the History Center at Historic Fort Snelling, unless otherwise noted in the Schedule. Admission is $5, students are admitted free.

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