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Brookdale Community College Brookdale Community College
CENTER FOR WORLD WAR II STUDIES & CONFLICT RESOLUTION

Fall 2007
Center for World War II Studies and Conflict Resolution Programs

To register for one or all of these programs, call (732) 224-2315 or email cww2sconres@brookdalecc.edu.

Atomic Bomb

RISE OF FASCISM IN THE MIDDLE EAST DURING WW II: ITS IMPACT THEN AND NOW

RYAN MAURO
GEOPOLITICAL ANALYST, FOUNDER WEBSITE “WORLD THREATS.COM”

During opening phases of World War II, Nazi-sympathetic Arab leaders helped Adolf Hitler expand Nazism throughout the Middle East and threatened vital British oil interests in the region. In Iraq, a pro-German military junta refused the British important strategic, economic and diplomatic privileges and under a nationalist ruler, Iran became Germany’s biggest partner in foreign trade. Ryan Mauro, an experienced geopolitical analyst with Tactical Defense Concepts will examine these relations, their impact, and explore why today’s War on Terrorism is really the final phase of WW II.

Tues, Oct 16, 7:30-9:30pm, Twin Lights I, Student Life Center Fee and Code: $10 adults, $5 students, Brookdale students free. XWWTS 158 F

Huertgen Forrest

WORST OF THE WORST: BATTLE FOR HUERTGEN FOREST

LEONARD “BUD” LOMELL
FORMER U.S. ARMY RANGER, NORMANDY INVASION HERO

Huertgen Forest, covering roughly 50 square miles just south of Aachen, Germany was the setting for the most tragic battle of World War II. The battle fought throughout the fall of 1944 for the seemingly impenetrable forest was more costly than the Battle of the Bulge. Awarded the Presidential Unit Citation for its valorous actions during the battle for the forest was the U.S. Army’s 2nd Ranger Battalion and leading one of the its companies into glory and fame was then 2nd Lieutenant Leonard “Bud” Lomell, the decorated Normandy invasion hero of Pointe Du Hoc. Representing all Rangers, Bud Lomell will detail his unit’s “longest day.” Come, reach out, and touch living history.

Tues, Oct 23, 7:30-9:30pm, Twin Lights I, Student Life Center
Fee and Code: $10 adults, $5 students, Brookdale students free. XWWTS 159 F

Pearl Harbor

LIFTING THE WAR CLOUDS: THE MUSIC OF WORLD WAR II

BARRY ROSENZWEIG
FORMER ADMINISTRATOR U.S. ARMY FIELD BAND, MUSIC HISTORIAN

Faced daily with worrisome news coming from the distant battlefields of World War II, what lifted the spirits of those at home was the amazing music of the period which kept the “home fires burning.” Musicians like Irving Berlin, Glenn Miller and Tommy Dorsey plus singers like Kate Smith and Frank Sinatra stirred a nation with their music and songs that remain classics to this day. Come and hear an entertaining commentary on the music of the war by music historian Barry Rosenzweig and be prepared to sing along. This is one program that will leave you smiling.

Tues, Oct 30, 7:30-9:30pm, Twin Lights I, Student Life Center
Fee and Code: $10 adults, $5 students, Brookdale students free. XWWTS 160 F

Irving Berlin

“SWING ERA” DINNER AND DANCE
FEATURING JOE ACCURSO AND THE BROOKDALE BIG BAND
2007 THEME: “IN THE MOOD”

Dance the night away to Moonlight Serenade, You Never Know and Don’t Sit Under the Apple Tree (With Anyone Else But Me). Jitterbug to In the Mood and String of Pearls. Come and enjoy a very special night and return to the nostalgic period which favored music that spoke to the heart and touched one’s soul. Featured will be the music of all the famous musicians and singers of the “Swing Era” which put Americans “in the mood.” Join conductor Joe Accurso and the acclaimed Brookdale Big Band and celebrate a time when all were young. Cash bar available at 7pm, dinner at 8pm, music and dancing throughout the evening. World War II and post World War II generations welcome - 40’s style dress optional. Order of the day – “Have a good time!”

Fri, Nov 9, 7pm – 11pm, Gibbs Hall, Fort Monmouth
Fee and Code: $49 per person. XWWTS 161 F

Civil Defense

COMBATING THE U-BOATS: THE NORDEN BROADCASTS

J. WANDRES
AUTHOR, WRITER, SPEAKER ON NAVAL AFFAIRS

During the Battle for the Atlantic, the Special Warfare Branch of the Office of Naval Intelligence produced more than 300 propaganda messages that were broadcast to German U-Boat crews. The purpose was to cause the crews and their officers to become disillusioned with the Nazi leadership so that they would be less willing to attack Allied shipping, even defect and surrender. The programs were broadcast in German by a mysterious “Commander Norden.” Naval historian Jay Wandres’ presentation on this important phase of combating the U-boat will feature actual recordings of selected Norden programs and a rare copy of a SECRET biographical history of U-boat officers.

Tues, Nov 13, 7:30pm – 9:30pm, Navesink I, Student Life Center
Fee and Code: $10 adults, $5 students, Brookdale students free. XWWTS 162 F

FDR campaign poster, 1940

LOGISTICS IN THE PACIFIC WAR: KEY TO VICTORY

DR. DAVID ULBRICH
PROFESSOR OF HISTORY,
MILITARY HISTORIAN BALL STATE UNIVERSITY, INDIANA

Facing a Japanese military entrenched on every major Pacific island determined to repel any American drive toward Japan, the United States military initiated in late 1942 an island hopping strategy that ultimately totally vanquished the Japanese three years later. Key to America’s success was the logistical operations that supported its far flung fighting forces across the Pacific Ocean. Noted lecturer Dr. David Ulbrich, Marine Corps Heritage Foundation’s 2003-04 General Shepherd Jr. Memorial Dissertation Fellowship winner, will cover in his presentation just how it was done. One will come to fully understand what it took to win the Pacific War.

Tues, Dec 4, 7:30pm – 9:30pm, Twin Lights I, Student Life Center
Fee and Code: $10 adults, $5 students, Brookdale students free. XWWTS 163 F

To register for one or all of these programs, call (732) 224-2315 or email cww2sconres@brookdalecc.edu.

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