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DOI Library Park Ranger Speaker Series - "Blood, Toil, Tears and Sweat: The 80th Anniversary of the Start of World War II" - Tuesday, September 17th, 1:00 pm ET

  • 1.  DOI Library Park Ranger Speaker Series - "Blood, Toil, Tears and Sweat: The 80th Anniversary of the Start of World War II" - Tuesday, September 17th, 1:00 pm ET

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    Hi Everyone -

    Please join us for the next in our regular monthly series of free Department of the Interior Library Park Ranger Speaker Series lectures, entitled "Blood, Toil, Tears and Sweat: The 80th Anniversary of the Start of World War II" on Tuesday, September 17th from 1:00 - 1:45 pm ET in the Stewart Lee Udall Department of the Interior Building's John Muir Room.

    On September 1, 1939, German armies totaling 1.5 million men, 2,000 tanks, and 1,900 modern aircraft attacked neighboring Poland. German planning and technical support -- and German understanding of the importance of modern tactical airpower -- gave the aggressor great advantages. Ten days after this devastating assault began, Warsaw surrendered. In addition to the localized conflict with Poland, the German invasion provoked a global conflict. Britain and France declared war on Nazi Germany on September 3rd when it became clear that negotiating a German withdrawal was hopeless. A strong wave of anti-Fascist sentiment produced a resigned recognition that Adolf Hitler would only stop if he was faced by force.

    Please join Park Ranger Paul O'Brian as he takes a look back 80 years to the start of the second World War in Europe. Ranger O'Brian will discuss how this epic battle for the soul of the continent (and eventually the globe) first ignited and the initial desire on the part of the United States to remain neutral.

    To register for this program, please go to the following link:

    https://docs.google.com/a/nbc.gov/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dGgtcWo5SGpfN3VNNVFobVNSTThyaXc6MQ#gid=0

    Please also note that we will be offering WebEx webinar access for this program. If you are interested in remote live access to this program, please note it on the online registration form.

    If the registration link above does not work at your location, you may also register using the Library's online Contact Form at https://www.doi.gov/library/interior-library-contact-form. Please list the title of the program on the subject line and let us know if you wish to receive webinar access information.

    You may contact the Library by phone at (202) 208-5815 or by e-mail at library@ios.doi.gov for more information about this program and/or directions. For more information about DOI Library resources and services, please visit the DOI Library's website, located at http://www.doi.gov/library.

    We hope you can join us in person or virtually on September 17th!

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    George Franchois
    Director - U.S. Dept. of the Interior Library
    Office of the Secretary - Office of Facilities and Administrative Services (OFAS)
    1849 C Street, NW, Room 1151, MS 1151
    Washington, DC 20240
    E-Mail: George_Franchois@ios.doi.gov
    Phone: (202) 208-3796
    Fax: (202) 208-6773
    Library URL: http://www.doi.gov/library
    OFAS URL: http://www.doi.gov/ofas
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