The Dr. Harold C. Deutsch World War II History Round Table celebrates its 30th Season

As the  Dr. Harold C. Deutsch World War II History Round Table celebrates its 30th, Casemate would like to congratulate Don Patton and the entire team, as well as thank them all for including Casemate and our authors in so many of the excellent programs over the years. Be sure to look for Jonathan Gawne’s program on September 8  and check out past events at Here’s wishing you all another 30 years of excellent programming.



Dr. Harold C. Deutsch WWII History Roundtable
2016-17  WORLD WAR II HISTORY ROUND TABLE                    30th Season                                         612-867-5144  –  Don Patton

TIME: 7:00 P.M.  (except as noted on 7 Dec)      PLACE: Ft Snelling Visitors Center(except 7 Dec)



Sep 8   Deception in ETO – Fooling the Enemy

Casemate author  Jonathan Gawne, author of Ghost of the ETO, will show the multifaceted deception plans and equipment used to fool the enemy on unit strength and offensive intentions

Ghosts of the ETO_______________________________________________________

Sep 22   Pacific Diplomacy in 1930’s – Events leading to hostilities in Pacific

Sidney Pash, author of The Currents of War will connect the events from the turn of the 20th Century in the Pacific that led to the surprise attack at Pearl Harbor



Oct 13   11th Airborne from Philippines to Occupation

Jerry Devlin, author of Back to Corregidor along with Veterans  of the 11th Airborne     Division will reveal the Vertical Assaults in Philippines and early security in Japan

Related Casemate titles: UNDER A BLOOD RED SUN,  CUSHING’S COUP


Oct 27   Germany during 1930’s  –  Rise of Nazis in Germany

Henry Gole, author of Exposing the Third Reich from observations by Colonel Truman Smith as Military Attaché in Berlin to expose the upcoming threat of Nazi actions





Nov 10   The Dr.Harold C. Deutsch Lecture  –  Sentencing at Nuremburg  – 

Greg Peterson, Founder of the Robert Jackson Institute, will discuss the International Tribunal and the Sentencing as a commemoration of the end of the Trials in 1946

Related Casemate titles: NUREMBURG: THE BLACKEST NIGHT IN RAF HISTORY,  SS Terror in the East Einsatzgruppen


Dec 7   75th Anniversary Pearl Harbor – Events at Minnesota Historical Society in St Paul

10:00 Ceremony of USS Ward Gun engagement in 3M Auditorium

1:00   Presentations on events of Pearl Harbor in 3M Auditorium

3:30 – Marc Wortman, author of 1941, will discuss events leading up to Pearl Harbor7:00 – Dave Kenney, author of Minnesota Goes to War, will highlight the home front



Dec 8   75th Anniversary of Battle of Bataan and Corregidor

Colonel John A. Adams, author of The Fighting …Defenders of Bataan and Corregidor,

along  with Veterans of Philippines will discuss the attack of Japanese and Bataan





Jan 12   Battle of Koenigsberg – Forgotten Battle of Eastern Front

Dennis Showalter, author with Harold Deutsch of If the Allies had Fallen and Veterans  of War on Eastern Front will discuss the often overlooked struggle by Russians



Feb 9   Nazi Hunters  –  Seeking Justice for perpetrators of the Holocaust

Andrew Nagorski, author of Nazi Hunters will discuss the search for Nazi Criminals that evaded capture at the end of the War and sought sanctuary outside Europe


Mar 9   Mobilization of U.S. Industrial Machine – Fighting a Global War

Maury Klein, author of Arsenal of War and Workers in Minnesota Defense Industries  will present the transformation of peacetime companies into a Military Goliath


Mar 23   Minnesota-Born Unsung Architect of Army Doctrine

Mark Calhoun, author of General Lesley J. McNair will discuss the little known  contributions of a true Hero who transformed a fledgling fighting force to Victory


Apr 13   Last Mission of “Jerk’s Natural”  –  with the 93rd Bomb Group Gregg Jones, author of The Last Mission and Veterans of European Air War  will discuss the dangers of the bomber missions to destroy German armaments


May 11   Final Major Battle in Western Europe – Battle of Bulge

Hal Winton, author of Corps Commanders of Bulge and Veterans of Battle of Bulge  Will discuss critical decisions and mistakes that resulted in a hard fought Victory


Staff Ride   23 May-7 June:  Market-Garden, Eban-Emal, Remagen, Waterloo, Huertgen,    Battle of Bulge

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s