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Forces of Necessity: Fort Hunt & International Collaboration During World War II & The Cold War

Forces of Necessity: Fort Hunt & International Collaboration During World War II & The Cold War

In May of 1945, the Allies celebrated the end of World War II in Europe. In December 1989, George Bush and Mikhail Gorbachev announced an end to the Cold War.

These victories defined global politics for two generations of Americans. But World War II and the Cold War were international events affecting dozens of nations, and the United States did not win either alone.

Join historians and authors Helen Fry and Jörn Happel for a seminar moderated by US national park ranger Daniel Blier about Fort Hunt’s role in Anglo-American cooperation during World War II and US recruitment of German diplomats and scientists during the Cold War. The seminar will end with a Q&A session during which attendees can ask the presenters questions! Register for free below.

Helen Fry earned a PhD from the University of Exeter in 1996. She is the author of more than twenty-five books about World War II, including MI9: A History of the Secret Service for Escape and Evasion in World War Two (2020) and Women in Intelligence: The Hidden History of Two World Wars (2023). Dr Fry is featured regularly in documentaries and television specials aired in the United Kingdom. She lives in London, England.

Jörn Happel is the director of the Professorship for Eastern European and East-Central European History at Helmut Schmidt University in Hamburg, Germany. His research interests include the history of Russia, Central Asia, Siberia and Poland. Dr Happel’s research on Eastern Europe and excellence in teaching have both been recognized with prestigious awards. He is the author of Der Ost-Experte: Gustav Hilger — Diplomat im Zeitalter der Extreme (The East Expert: Gustav Hilger – Diplomat in the Era of Extremes), published 2018.

For adults and teens. Please register to receive a Zoom link to attend this virtual program.

Saturday, September 7, 2024
1:00pm - 2:00pm
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History/Culture Virtual Program
  Adults     Older Adults     Teens  
This is an online event. Event URL will be sent via registration email.

Registration is required. There are 44 seats available.

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