World War II Roundtables at Historic Fort Snelling Discuss Operation Cobra and the War in China

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Release dated: 
February 12, 2014
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Tom Pfannenstiel • Historic Fort Snelling • 612-725-2430 •

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

World War II Roundtables at Historic Fort Snelling Discuss Operation Cobra and the War in China

Historic Fort Snelling hosts two World War II History Roundtable events in March. The first roundtable discuses Operation Cobra and the second focuses on the war in China. The Harold C. Deutsch World War II Roundtable brings together authors, historians, and veterans to discuss the history of the conflict and to share the stories of those who lived through it.

Operation CobraOperation Cobra, Breakout From Normandy
Thursday, March 13
7 p.m.
$5, Free for students

Jim Carafano, author of "After D-Day" and WWII combat veterans to discuss the bold attack that cut the German defenses and encircled them at Falaise.

The War in China: The Overlooked Struggle in Asia
Thursday, March 27
7 p.m.
$5, Free for students

Al Lathrop, historian of the CBI Theater; Ted Farmer, a historian of China; John McLaughlin, a historian who has written about General Wedemeyer; along with veterans of the theater will discuss the harsh conditions and bitter fighting in China.

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.

The Society’s calendar of events is posted online at The website also has information about all of the Society’s programs, museums and historic sites.

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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