Saturday, September 10, 2011

A New Season

This is the start of a new and exciting season for our World War 2 Book Club, and we have a great set of programs for the balance of year 2011. As always, all meetings take place at the Millburn Public Library, 200 Glen Avenue, Millburn, NJ 07041.

Tuesday, October 18:
Marilyn C. Solvay, Ph.D., Director of the Sullivan Museum and History Center at Norwich University will discuss the history of this proud military college, the first private military school in the United States, founded in 1819 from which many of our military leaders have graduated. Dr. Solvay will also discuss the current program of World War 2 studies.

Tuesday, November 15
Blaine Pardoe, author of of Lost Eagles: One Man's Mission to Find Missing Airmen in Two Wars will discuss his award winning book. Mr. Pardoe weaves together the fascinating story of one man who devoted his life to developing technology and a methodology for locating the remains of missing airmen. He established the procedure, still in place today, of imprinting the serial numbers of the aircraft on every single piece of equipment used in the aircraft so the plane can be identified even when a crash scatters the parts over a large area.

Traditional Holiday Party
Tuesday, December 13
Our annual Holiday Party will be held again this year at Pal's Cabin, West Orange on Tuesday December 13. Mark the date. Our guest speaker will be Nancy Webster who has been video taping all the lectures which are now available on the web. She will discuss the current state of technology in videotaping and show clips of the lectures that have been recorded this year including many pictures of our members.

Read the complete newsletter, Vol. 2, #9.