The Dr. Harold C. Deutsch WWII History Round Table meets monthly from Sept.-May at the Historic Fort Snelling Visitors Center. Authors, noted historians, and WWII veterans come together to discuss the history of the conflict and share the stories of those who lived through it. The Roundtable also organizes Spring trips to tour historic sites and battlefields of the European theater.
Programs start @ 7 pm.
$5 donation (suggested)
FREE for students
Jan 12 - Battle of Königsberg
Dennis Showalter, co-author with Harold Deutsch of If the Allies had Fallen, along with veterans of the war on the Eastern Front, will discuss the often overlooked struggle by the Soviet Army.
Feb 9 - Nazi Hunters
Andrew Nagorski, author of Nazi Hunters, will discuss the search for Nazi criminals who evaded capture at the end of WWII and sought sanctuary outside Europe.
March 9 - Mobilization of the U.S. Industrial Machine
Maury Klein, author of Arsenal of War, along with workers in Minnesota's defense industries, will present on the transformation of peacetime companies into a military Goliath.
March 23 - Minnesota-Born Unsing Architect of Army Doctrine
Mark Calhoun, author of General Lesley J. McNair, will discuss the little-known contributions of a true hero who transformed a fledgling fighting force to a victorious one.
April 13 - Last Mission of "Jerk's Natural", 93rd Bomb Group
Gregg Jones, author of The Last Mission, along with veterans of the European air war, will discuss the dangers of the bomber missions to destroy German armaments.
May 11 - Final Major Battle in Western Europe
Hal Winton, author of Corps Commanders of the Bulge, plus veterans of the Battle of the Bulge, will discuss critical decisions and mistakes that resulted in a hard-fought victory.
Tour to the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany (May 23-June 7, 2017)
Visit sites connected to Operation Market Garden, Battle of Arnhem, Fort Eben Emael, Battles of Huertgen Forest and Remagen Bridge, and the Battle of the Bulge.
For more information call Don Pattion at 612-867-5144
The Dr. Harold C. Deutsch WW2 History Round Table
c/o Colonel Don Patton (Retired - U.S. Army)
7220 Fleetwood Drive
Edina, MN 55439