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Pearl Harbor and the Puzzle of Surprise (Virtual Program)

Thursday December 2 2021 at 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

The attack on Pearl Harbor happened decades ago. The Japanese attackers traveled 3,400 miles across the Pacific to execute their 110-minute attack on Pearl Harbor. It was a total surprise, or was it? Join us as we take a look at the attack based upon the postwar Congressional review of the facts. Regardless of how the country entered the war, America’s involvement led to the ultimate defeat of the Axis powers, ushered in a new world order, and quite literally saved the free world from destruction. There is more to the story.

Presenter: John Cilio has been telling the stories of history for over a decade. He is a skilled historian having published seven historical books ranging from women working in WWII and their impact on today’s business world to vintage helicopters. Nickolai Sikorsky wrote the foreword to his Helicopter Evolution book and Prince William was kind enough to write a letter about his copy of the book. He is an honorary member of the Danbury, Connecticut WWII Lost Squadron Veterans organization. John hails from a career in IBM corporate marketing and has spoken to large and small audiences in over 60 countries around the world.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Avon Library.

Please register and a Zoom link will be sent to you before the event.


Thursday December 2 2021
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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AFPL Adult Programs
860-673-9712 ext 4
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