World War II Officers Topic of Roundtable at Historic Fort Snelling Feb. 13

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January 15, 2014
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Tom Pfannenstiel • Historic Fort Snelling • 612-725-2430 •

Quick facts: 

Event: World War II History Roundtable: Senior Leaders of WWII: Insights into Their Personalities
Date: Feb. 13, 2014
Time: 7 p.m.

Place: Historic Fort Snelling, 200 Tower Avenue, Fort Snelling History Center, St. Paul MN 55111
Cost: $5, free for students.
Phone: 612-726-1171

World War II Officers Topic of Roundtable at Historic Fort Snelling Feb. 13

Supreme Commander Dwight D. Eisenhower, General George S. Patton, and General Omar N. Bradley engineered the Allied conquest that shattered Hitler's hold over Europe. They also shared intricate connections going back decades, and in the Second World War, they found their prewar friendships complicated by shifting allegiances, jealousy, insecurity, patriotism and ambition.

from wikicommonsJoin Jonathan Jordan, author of "Brothers, Rivals, Victors: Eisenhower, Patton, Bradley and the Partnership that Drove the Allied Conquest in Europe" for a discussion about the officers that won the war. On the panel will also be veterans who will describe their encounters with these influential figures.

The program is offered on Thursday, Feb. 13 at 7 p.m. at the Historic Fort Snelling Visitor Center. Cost is $5 or free for students. Parking is free.

The Harold C. Deutsch World War II History Roundtable brings together authors, historians and WWII veterans to discuss the history of the conflict and to share the stories of those who lived through it. The series is presented the second Thursday of each month from September through May (some exceptions may occur).

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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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The Minnesota Historical Society is a non-profit educational and cultural institution established in 1849. The Society collects, preserves and tells the story of Minnesota’s past through museum exhibits, libraries and collections, historic sites, educational programs and book publishing. Using the power of history to transform lives, the Society preserves our past, shares our state’s stories and connects people with history.

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