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Air Power and the Great War
January 24,7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Photo courtesy of the National WWI Museum and Memorial.
Presented in partnerhip with the National WWI Museum and Memorial.
The effects of air power on World War I were immense. Explore these impacts with historian and World War One Historical Association’s former president, Steve Suddaby, for a discussion on how air innovations influenced land and sea battles’ outcomes. Presented in partnership with the National WWI Museum and Memorial.
Steve Suddaby is a four-time winner of the Thornton D. Hooper Award for Excellence in Aviation History. In the last 25 years, Steve has focused his research on the aerial bombing campaigns of WWI. He and his father Allen have published the English translation of the history of French aerial bombing under the title French Strategic and Tactical Bombardment Forces of World War I. Steve is a retired national security analyst.
The event is free and open to the public; however, e-tickets are required.
Doors open at 6:00 p.m. Parking is free in Library parking lots and along the west side of Holmes Street between 51st and 52nd streets. The main entrance to the Library grounds is on Cherry Street. The Linda Hall Library is not affiliated with UMKC. Parking in all UMKC lots is by permit or meter.
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