Lunchbox Lecture

From battle flags and wristwatches to machine guns and hand grenades, soldiers’ appetites for souvenirs were nearly limitless. This lecture will not only explore the vast array of artifacts soldiers brought home, but will also dive into the colorful stories of how and why Americans took war trophies on such an enormous scale.

March 18 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Learn More + Add to calendar 2020-03-18 12:00:00 PM 2020-03-18 1:00:00 PM America/Mexico_City H. Mortimer Favrot Orientation Center 945 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70130 Lunchbox Lecture From battle flags and wristwatches to machine guns and hand grenades, soldiers’ appetites for souvenirs were nearly limitless. This lecture will not only explore the vast array of artifacts soldiers brought home, but will also dive into the colorful stories of how and why Americans took war trophies on such an enormous scale.
Location: H. Mortimer Favrot Orientation Center
945 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70130

Tyler Bamford, PhD, Presents “Soldiers and Souvenirs: The Story of American Treasure Hunters in World War II”

The 16 million Americans who served in uniform during World War II brought home more souvenirs from that conflict than any other American war. From battle flags and wristwatches to machine guns and hand grenades, soldiers’ appetites for souvenirs were nearly limitless. This lecture will not only explore the vast array of artifacts soldiers brought home, but will also dive into the colorful stories of how and why Americans took war trophies on such an enormous scale.

Lunchbox Lectures are free and open to the public on every third Wednesday of the month. For more information call 504-528-1944 x 229.