Lunchbox Lecture

In the years following World War I, Japan began to flex its imperial power over the Pacific, controlling former German colonies and moving into areas of China and Southeast Asia. General William (Billy) Mitchell, a decorated US veteran, saw this as a warning sign—that Japan would soon test its military might on other world powers, namely the United States. Join historian Ronald J. Drez as he discusses Mitchell’s foreshadowing of the events of December 7, 1941, and his book Predicting Pearl Harbor: Billy Mitchell and the Path to War.

December 06 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Learn More + Add to calendar 2017-12-06 12:00:00 PM 2017-12-06 1:00:00 PM America/Mexico_City H. Mortimer Favrot Orientation Center 945 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70130 Lunchbox Lecture In the years following World War I, Japan began to flex its imperial power over the Pacific, controlling former German colonies and moving into areas of China and Southeast Asia. General William (Billy) Mitchell, a decorated US veteran, saw this as a warning sign—that Japan would soon test its military might on other world powers, namely the United States. Join historian Ronald J. Drez as he discusses Mitchell’s foreshadowing of the events of December 7, 1941, and his book Predicting Pearl Harbor: Billy Mitchell and the Path to War.
Location: H. Mortimer Favrot Orientation Center
945 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70130

Ronald Drez presents Predicting Pearl Harbor: Billy Mitchell and the Path to War

In the years following World War I, Japan began to flex its imperial power over the Pacific, controlling former German colonies and moving into areas of China and Southeast Asia. General William (Billy) Mitchell, a decorated US veteran, saw this as a warning sign—that Japan would soon test its military might on other world powers, namely the United States. Join historian Ronald J. Drez as he discusses Mitchell’s foreshadowing of the events of December 7, 1941, and his book Predicting Pearl Harbor: Billy Mitchell and the Path to War.

This lecture is a part of the public programming schedule for the special exhibit The Pelican State Goes to War: Louisiana in World War II, on display now.

Lunchbox Lectures are free and open to the public on every first and third Wednesday of the month. For more information, please call 504-528-1944 x 484.