By Captain Rick Jacobs
Wednesday, December 1, 2021 | 11:00 a.m. (CT)
While US strategy in 1941 was largely focused on the war in Europe, the bold carrier raid seized the initiative against increasing US pressure over Japan’s ongoing war in China. Captain Rick Jacobs will discuss the events of that terrible, heroic day—from the opening of Japan by Commodore Mathew Perry in the 1850’s through the devastation at Pearl Harbor on December 7.
This Lunchbox Lecture is free and open to the public to attend in The National WWII Museum’s Hall of Democracy Auditorium. For those unable to make it to the Museum’s campus, the lecture will also be livestreamed on Facebook and Vimeo, and available as a recording after the fact on both platforms.
For more information, contact Maggie Hartley, Assistant Director of Public Engagement, at email@example.com.