PowerPoint demonstration and video of "The Kissing Sailor telling his story on why he kissed the "Nurse" in NY Times Square on V-J Day 1945.
Aircraft Carriers on Lake Michigan??? During WWII two luxury steamships were converted into USS (Sable USS Wolverine, so pilots could complete their final training before going into battle. Pilots flew from Glenview Naval Air Base to the Aircraft Carriers on Lake Michigan. Can you guess what US President completed his flight training on the USS Sable?
Rosie The Riveter, cultural icon of WWII, representing women in the factories and shipyards during WWII, many of whom produced munitions and war supplies. "Rosie The Riveter" was used as the symbol of American Feminism for women's economic advantage. Rosie the Riveter became the subject of a Hollywood movie in 1944.
Five Star General of the Army (26 January 1880 - 5 April 1964) and Field Marshal of the Philippine Army. Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army during the 1930's and played a prominent role in the Pacific theater during WWII. He was a Medal of Honor recipient for his service in the Philippines Campaign, which made him and his father Arthur MacArthur, Jr the first father and son to be awarded the Medal of Honor. Do you know what MacArthur proclaimed to the Philippines as he exiled the island before being captured by the Japanese? Book this presentation to find out!
The Vietnam War also known as the Second Indochina War between North and South Vietnam and in Vietnam known as the Resistance War against America. North Vietnam was supported by China, the Soviet Union and other communist allies. South Vietnam was supported by the United States, South Korea, the Philippines, Australia, Thailand and other anti-communist allies. The war lasted 19 years with direct U.S. conflict ending in 1973.
The Great War, also known as the First World War (WWI), known as a global war originating in Europe that lasted from 28 July 1914 to 11 November 1918, described as a war to end all wars. It was known as one of the deadliest conflicts in history, with an estimated nine million combatant and seven million civilian deaths as a direct result of war. Do you know what pandemic in 1918 caused 17-50 million deaths worldwide?
WWII also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945. The vast majority of the world's countries including the great powers eventually formed two opposing military alliances: the Allies and the Axis. The United States declared war on Japan after they bombed Pearl Harbor. The major participants threw their entire economic, industrial and scientific capabilities Behind the war effort, blurring the distinction between civilian and military resources. WWII was the deadliest conflicts human history, marked by 70-85 million fatalities.
The SS Eastland was a passenger ship based in Chicago and used for tours. On 24 July 1915, the ship rolled over onto her side while tied to a dock on the Chicago River. Western Electric employees were looking forward to a luxury cruise and were horrified when the vessel capsized. A total of 844 passengers and crew were killed in what was the largest loss from a single shipwreck on the Great Lakes.
General George Patton was a brilliant but hot-tempered U.S. Army general who was arguably the Allies' most gifted tank commander. He led a series of wildly successful offensive operations in Europe during WWII, but his controversial an erratic behavior off the battlefield damaged his reputation and hampered his own career advancement.