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NOVEMBER 16—18, 2017



10th International Conference on World War II

2017 tickets are on sale now!

Join the world’s foremost WWII historians to discover the battles, leaders, and pivotal moments that shaped World War II—and the excruciating choices that could have changed the course of history. Topics include: FDR and the Holocaust, The Wehrmacht Fights to the End, 1944–1945, The American Naval Commanders, MacArthur, and Air Force Commanders. Speakers include: Rick Atkinson, Robert Citino, Conrad Crane, Richard Frank, Donald L. Miller, Alexandra Richie, Gerhard Weinberg.

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Exclusive Pre-Conference Symposium
Limited seating available!

Thursday, November 16, 2017, at The National WWII Museum

Find out how Adolf Hitler—history’s most notorious villain—used nationalism, fear, and sinister charisma to turn the world upside down. Topics include: Hitler’s Rise, Hitler as Warlord, and Hitler and the Media.

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Featured Presentations from 1946: Year Zero—Triumph and Tragedy

The Emperor: MacArthur, Hirohito and Ruling Postwar Japan, featuring Richard Frank

The Secret War: Spies, Codes and Guerrillas - 1939-1945, featuring Sir Max Hastings

The Iron Curtain: The Descent and the Western Response, featuring Alexandra Richie, DPhil

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About the Museum

The National WWII Museum tells the story of the American Experience in the war that changed the world — why it was fought, how it was won, and what it means today — so that all generations will understand the price of freedom and be inspired by what they learn.

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About the International Conference on World War II

The International Conference on WWII, presented by Pritzker Military Museum and Library, is a premiere educational gathering of writers, scholars, and enthusiasts for a weekend of talks, panels, and social events centered on the war that changed the world. Hosted in New Orleans by The National WWII Museum, the Conference and Symposium have earned renown as a unique opportunity for amateur historians and the world’s top scholars to engage and interact on topics that have fascinated historians for decades, and are a captivating expression of the Museum’s mission to tell the story of World War II: why it was fought, how it was won, and what it means today.

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