Tora! Tora! Tora! and the Pacific War at the library


See World War II through the eyes of a military expert at the Warwick Central Library this month. Dr. Stanley Carpenter, professor of strategy and policy at the U.S. Naval War College, on Tuesdays at 7 p.m. His lecture series on World War II in the Pacific ranges from the attack on Pearl Harbor to the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

On Oct. 2, experience “Tora! Tora! Tora!” and learn about Pearl Harbor and the Coming of War in the Pacific.

On Oct. 9, witness the first naval victory of the Pacific War, Miracle at Midway: Turning of the Tide.

Oct. 16, brave the “Sands of Iwo Jima” (1949) as John Wayne plays a tough Marine sergeant preparing his men for combat in one of the fiercest island battles of the war.

Oct. 23, learn what was endured by our soldiers as they landed on islands in the Pacific in, “Palm Trees, Jungle, and Bugs: War in the South Pacific.”

On Oct. 30, the final push comes as American forces move across the ocean with “On to Japan: Island Hopping Across the Pacific.”

Dr. Carpenter is a U.S. Naval Officer and an expert on military and history.

Register online at or call 739-5440, extension 4, or, for more information, call 739-5440, extension 221. The Library is located at 600 Sandy Lane. The program is free and open to all.


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