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Actress, dancer, and singer Patty Thomas was part of the troupe Bob Hope assembled to entertain US military audiences around the world. The tap dancer was only 21 years old when she set out with Hope and the others on the 1944 summer tour of the South Pacific. She was given this hat by the men of GROPAC (Group Pacific) 7, a naval supply base in the Marshall Islands. She can be seen wearing it on the left side of the artifact label. The special exhibit So Ready for Laughter: The Legacy of Bob Hope runs through February 10, 2019, at the Museum: https://goo.gl/A72nRf
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Colonel Peter Crean, the Museum’s Vice President of Education & Access, interviewed Dr. Woolner on March 14. Watch the presentation below.
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For students, the Museum's Digital Collections offer an array of research assets.
Research Starters
Research Starters
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"They were backing in to park it and they sped up a little bit too much and when it come back, it hit where it was tied up. And they said ‘That was a sudden jerk!’ And then they said, ‘That’s a good name!’"
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Completed in the summer of 1942 and due for release in the spring of 1943, "Casablanca" presented Warner Bros. with "a marketing problem," author Meredith Hindley said before introducing a 75th anniversary screening at the Museum. "Most Americans didn't know where Casablanca was."

But then came Operation Torch.

Visit the website event recap to watch Hindley's presentation.
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A Museum historian connects deep-sea photos of aircraft from the USS Lexington to a radioman/gunner who flew aboard one of them.
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Educators: Discover the key themes that cross Louisiana’s geographic and cultural diversity, review important individuals and events, and learn how the war changed the state for decades to come.
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Watch a daylong exploration of a pivotal WWII battle.
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Many Americans who experienced war in the trenches of Western Europe in World War I later returned to liberate the same ground again in 1944 and 1945. The military and political leaders of World War II learned the art of war from 1914–1918, and vowed not to repeat the mistakes of that war or the flawed peace that ended it.

To mark the centennial of the armistice that ended that war, The National WWII Museum will gather distinguished scholars such as David Reynolds and Margaret MacMillan to explore how the legacies, leadership lessons, and tactics of World War I affected the greater war that followed.

Join us in New Orleans from November 29 to December 1 for The International Conference on World War II—and its prelude Symposium, "The Two World Wars: 1914–1945."

See the full schedule and reserve: ww2conference.com.

For more information, call us at 1-877-813-3329 x 511 or email conferences@nationalww2museum.org.
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