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War of 1812

Overview of the War of 1812

The War of 1812 is a conflict that everybody thinks they won and no one remembers. In was the only US war fought in Western New York. Yet it’s the foundation stone for both the Modern US Army and Navy. It’s probably the least understood conflict in US history. Yet it started with what the United States saw as terrorist activity and a major terrorist attack on US soil. What makes this war more important to the Army and Navy than the Revolution? What is the Reverse Underground Railway … and how did the Underground Railway get its start in Western New York in the War of 1812? Find out what caused this forgotten war and how it shaped the fledgling American nation. Time: 12:30 - 1:00PM

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WWI Technology

Looking for Technology to Solve Problems in WWI

Prior to WWI armies often used exact same equipment from war to war. Suddenly in WWI it as all about new technology. Equipment issued in one month often found itself obsolete by the next. The modern world of technology is no different. This a study of how history can teach people how best to use technology and what to avoid. Time: 11:00AM - 12:00PM

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Assassination 1914

Assassination in Sarajevo

More than most other events, this terrorist act would eventually topple whole governments (Russia, Austria, Turkey and Germany.) Not only is it an improbable story, but it is clearly linked to people marrying for love. In this case, not only is truth stranger than fiction, it would be impossible to believe … if it wasn’t true. This is an in-depth study of the event and myths that grew up around the cause of World War I. Time: 11:00AM - 12:00PM

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TBD 2019

History Book Discussion - WWI

Based on previously unused French and German sources, "The Myth of the Great War: A New Military History of World War I" by John Mosier is a challenging and controversial analysis of the war on the Western front from 1914 to 1918 reveals how and why the Germans won the major battles with one-half to one-third fewer casualties than the Allies, and how American troops in 1918 saved the Allies from defeat and a negotiated peace with the Germans. Please read the book and be ready to discuss it together Time: 10-11AM