Lessons of History Distinguished Lecture SeriesEliza Lotozo2024-02-13T10:17:25-05:00
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Cape May MAC’s 12th Annual Lessons of History
Distinguished Lecture Series Presents:
“The War Comes Home to America: U-boats Off the Mid-Atlantic”
Presented by Dr. Craig L. Symonds
In this 12th year, Cape May MAC welcomes Dr. Craig L. Symonds to Cape May Convention Hall to present “The War Comes Home to America: U-boats off the Mid-Atlantic.” German U-boats made the mid-Atlantic one of the most dangerous places on earth in the first few months of 1942. The carnage they inflicted was out of proportion to their numbers and ships went down all along the coast from New York to Florida. How the United States dealt with this menace is one of the great stories of naval and U.S. history. Dr. Symonds taught history at the U.S. Naval Academy for 30 years and has earned numerous awards for his teaching and research. He is the author of 17 books translated into six languages and holds the Naval Historical Foundation Dudley Knox medal for lifetime achievement and the Pritzker Military Museum and Library Pritzker Prize for Lifetime Achievement in Military Writing.