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 MbM • Participant 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.