Pearl Habor — Registration Opens December 20

SCHEDULE - 8 Weeks - Room 118

KEY  Multimedia Presentation • Lecture and Discussion

         MbM = Minute by Minute in almost real time

Feb 24  Tue: 10:30-12:00 Attack First Wave MbMParticipant words and motives

Mar  2  Tue: 10:30-12:00 Leadup • Culture, prejudices, and propaganda

Mar  9  Tue: 10:30-12:00 Radio, Weapons, and Doctrine • Relate to current events

Mar 16  Tue: 10:30-12:00 Dec 6 – Dec 7 0755 • Japanese Operation, Peacetime Oahu

Mar 23  Tue: 10:30-12:00 Attack Second Wave MbM • Participant words and motives

Mar 30  Tue: 10:30-12:00 Intelligence and OPSEC • Relate to current events

Apr   6  Tue: 10:30-12:00 Counter intel. & Internment •  Relate to current events

Apr 13  Tue: 10:30-12:00 —  Controversies, conspiracies, alternative histories


The subjects are tentative — if you have a suggested area you

These lectures are based on several years of research on Pearl Harbor for a series of books — including visits to the original material at the Prange Library and National Archives — and a nine-volume private collection from George Street, my grandfather, who ran the RCA Radio Station and was involved with the intelligence community in Honolulu and the Final Warning Message. 

Besides the traditional code-breaking and military operations, I have been particularly interested in how education, organizing for total war, training, and propaganda on both sides affected how participants thought about the conflict.

The lectures will provide some surprising facts from mainstream historical accounts and records.

The event is so complex that the course amounts to a survey of events and a very small section of participants. 

Jim Olsen

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