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A Commemoration of the 70th Anniversary of the Korean War

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Monday, November 2, 2020
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

66 spaces available

Join Mark Albertson in a four-week series exploring the commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the Korean War.

Week Four: Aftermath

Mark Albertson will discuss why the Korean War ended as a stalemate, with no peace treaty signed as opposed to a ceasefire agreement between the warring factions on July 27, 1953.

The French were losing in North Vietnam, the First Indochina War and were defeated at Bien Bien Phu, May 1954. The results of these two conflicts, occurring less than a year apart, had a decisive influence on policy makers in Washington.

Albertson will also discuss how the Eisenhower Administration saw the further development of America's armed forces as a result of Korea and Vietnam.

About the Presenter

Mark Albertson is the historical research editor at Army Aviation magazine and is a long-time member of the United States Naval Institute. In addition, Mark teaches history at Norwalk Community College. His courses include: World War I and Iraq: Creation of Colonialism; A History, Vietnam; A History, World War I; The Turning Points of World War II; The Great Patriotic War: The Titanic Clash Between Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union; and American Empire: Grand Republic to Corporate State. In May 2005, Mark was presented with a General Assembly Citation by both houses of the state legislature in Hartford for his effort in commemorating the centennial of battleship Connecticut.

This event will take place on Zoom. All registrants will be emailed the link.

Need help registering? Email Amanda at ademaio@darienlibrary.org

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