World War II at Sea: A Global History
Bernard and Irene Schwartz Distinguished Speakers Series
Craig L. Symonds
Thu, May 17th, 2018 | 6:30 pm
(Members $24)


Historian Craig L. Symonds uncovers how major battles from Dunkirk to Normandy and indelible figures including self-proclaimed “Navy men” Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Winston Churchill were shaped and influenced by one of the most unforgiving and ever-changing battlefields of the Second World War: the ocean.

Craig L. Symonds is Ernest J. King Professor of Maritime History at the U.S. Naval War College and author of World War II at Sea: A Global History


The New-York Historical Society will be presenting a screening of The Caine Mutiny on Friday, May 18, 7 pm, featuring opening remarks by Craig L. Symonds and Harold Holzer. 


The Robert H. Smith Auditorium at the New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024


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