WW2 History Club

Club News  2012 

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Date Item

26-Dec-2012

The Dec 2012 club meeting will be held on Wednesday, December 26th, 3PM to 5PM at Colony Cottage.  The topic will be the period 1939-1941 when the US tried to maintain its neutrality while providing all the support that it could to the Allies.  We originally planned to focus on George Patton but have received many requests to move Patton to a date when more people will be able to attend.   The lecture/video session will be followed by a short Q&A session and a raffle for a Don Goldstein book.

19-Dec-2012

The Dec 2012 Movie night will be held Wednesday, 19-Dec-2012, 6PM to 9PM at Seabreeze. 

George C. Scott stars in this award-winning biography of General George S. Patton.  The film won 7 Oscars including Best Actor and Best Picture. 

 

Dec-2012

Villages Honor Flight will hold several fund raisers in December.  Click here for more information

11-Dec-2012

WWII Book Club, December meeting: Tuesday, 11-Dec-2012, 2PM, Colony Cottage

28-Nov-2012

The Nov 2012 club meeting will be held on Wednesday, November 28th, 3PM to 5PM at Colony Cottage.  This topic will be Douglas MacArthur.  The lecture/video session will be followed by a short Q&A session and a raffle for a Don Goldstein book.

21-Nov-2012

The Nov 2013 Movie night will be held Wednesday, 21-Nov-2012, 6PM to 9PM at Seabreeze. 

Gregory Peck stars in the story of General of the Army Douglas MacArthur, Supreme Allied Commander (South West Pacific) during World War II and United Nations Commander for the Korean War

13-Nov-2012

WWII Book Club, November meeting: Tuesday, 13-Nov-2012, 2PM, Colony Cottage

Nov-2012

Villages Honor Flight will hold several fund raisers in November.  Click here for more information

24-Oct-2012

Open House.  Our regularly scheduled October meeting will be an open house

09-Oct-2012

The Oct 2012 meeting of the WWII Book Club will be held Tuesday, October 9th, 2PM to 4PM at Colony Cottage.  The group will be reviewing "Japan's Dream of World Empire"

17-Oct-2012

An Evening of WW2 Music

Our Second Annual Evening of WW2 Music .  Click here for more info

  

26-Sep-2012

The Sep 2012 club meeting will be held on Wednesday, September 26th, 3PM to 5PM at Colony Cottage.  This topic will be George Marshall.  The lecture/video session will be followed by a short Q&A session and a raffle for a Don Goldstein book.

19-Sep-2012

The Sep 2013 Movie Night will be held on Wednesday, Sep 19th, 6PM to to 9PM at Seabreeze.  The film is Das Boot   Due to the length of this film (over 3 hours, we will show the first 2 hours on 15-Aug and the final 1.5 hours on 19-Sep)

The Battle of The Atlantic, the longest continuous engagement of the war, would ultimately determine the success or failure of the Allies in Europe.  By 1942, the tide was turning in favor of the Allies.  Allied losses were still large, but improved ships, methods and technology and the US entrance into the war was beginning to show and German U-Boats have begun to take heavy losses. "Das Boot" (The Boat), one of the best movies about WWII and the best submarine film ever, is the story of one such U-Boat crew, with the film examining how these submariners maintained their professionalism as soldiers, attempted to accomplish impossible missions, while all the time attempting to understand and obey the ideology of the government under which they served.

10-Sep-2012

The Sep 2012 meeting of the WWII Book Club will be held Tuesday, September 10th, 2PM to 4PM at Colony Cottage.  The group will be reviewing "Hitler, A Study in Tyranny" by Alan Bullock. 

22-Aug-2012

The Aug 2012 club meeting will be held on Wednesday, August 22nd, 3PM to 5PM at Colony Cottage.  This topic will be Winston Churchill.  The lecture/video session will be followed by a short Q&A session and a raffle for a Don Goldstein book.

15-Aug-2012

The August 2013 Movie Night will be held on Wednesday, August 15th, 6PM to to 9PM at Seabreeze.  The film is Das Boot  Due to the length of this film (over 3 hours, we will show the first 2 hours on 15-Aug and the final 1.5 hours on 19-Sep)

The Battle of The Atlantic, the longest continuous engagement of the war, would ultimately determine the success or failure of the Allies in Europe.  By 1942, the tide was turning in favor of the Allies.  Allied losses were still large, but improved ships, methods and technology and the US entrance into the war was beginning to show and German U-Boats have begun to take heavy losses. "Das Boot" (The Boat), one of the best movies about WWII and the best submarine film ever, is the story of one such U-Boat crew, with the film examining how these submariners maintained their professionalism as soldiers, attempted to accomplish impossible missions, while all the time attempting to understand and obey the ideology of the government under which they served.

25-Jul-2012

The July 2012 club meeting will be held on Wednesday, July 25th, 3PM to 5PM at Colony Cottage.  This will be part 2 of our two part series on FDR.  The lecture/video session will be followed by a short Q&A session and a raffle for a Don Goldstein book.
4/5-Aug-2012

The Dade Battlefield Society is having a WWII reenactment event the weekend of 04/05 August; from their web site:

WWII Allied/Axis Skirmish the first full weekend in August: - August 4th & 5th, 2012

Dade Battlefield Memorial State Park is at 7200 County Road 603 about a mile from Route I-75 near Bushnell (about 30 to 40 minutes from Lady Lake)

18-Jul-2012

The July 2013 Movie Night will be held on Wednesday, July 18th, 6PM to to 9PM at Seabreeze.  The film is The Gathering Storm

Albert Finney and Vanessa Redgrave star is this film about Churchill and England in the mid 1930s.  A backbench MP and a virtual outcast in English politics, Churchill alone sees the looming danger of Hitler and a rearming Germany.  He is cast a a warmonger and often shouted down by members of both parties.  But he does have a core group of associates who believe in him and his insights.  The most important is his wife, Clementine.

 

26-Jun-2012

Villages Honor Flight:  Come out to American Legion Post 347 to welcome home our vets.  Home Coming activities start about 10:30PM; the bus returning our vets will arrive about 11:15PM

27-Jun-2012

The June 2012 club meeting will be held on Wednesday, June 27th, 3PM to 5PM at Colony Cottage.  The topic will be "FDR".   The lecture/video session will be followed by a Q&A session and a raffle for a Don Goldstein book.

20-Jun-2012

The June 2013 Movie Night will be held on Wednesday, June 20th, 6PM to to 9PM at Seabreeze.

Warm Springs  Kenneth Branagh and Cynthia Nixon star is this look at Franklin D. Roosevelt's pre-presidency days, from his being diagnosed with polio one year after his unsuccessful bid for the White House as presidential nominee James Cox's running mate, through his rehabilitation in Warm Springs, Ga., to his nomination of Al Smith for Democratic Presidential candidate in 1928.  Cynthia Nixon, as Eleanor Roosevelt, is terrific

 

23-May-2012

The May 2012 club meeting will be held on Wednesday, May 23rd, 3PM to 5PM at Colony Cottage.  The topic will be "The Last Days of Hitler" and will briefly cover the rise of Hitler and then focus on the last few months of the European War.   The lecture/video session will be followed by a Q&A session and a raffle for a Don Goldstein book.

16-May-2012

The May 2013 Movie Night will be held on Wednesday, May 16th, 6PM to to 9PM at Seabreeze.

Downfall:  In this award winning 2004 film, Traudl Junge, the final secretary for Adolf Hitler, tells of the Nazi dictator's final days in his Berlin bunker at the end of WWII.  This is a film not many have seen but one you will not soon forget.  Bruno Ganz's portrayal of Hitler is exceptional.

 

25-Apr-2012

The April 2012 club meeting will be held on Wednesday, April 25th, 3PM to 5PM at Colony Cottage.  The topic will be "The Fall of Japan" and will briefly cover the Pacific War and then focus on the last months WWII.   The lecture/video session will be followed by a Q&A session and a raffle for a Don Goldstein book.

18-Apr-2012

The April 2013 Movie Night will be held on Wednesday, April 18, 6PM to 9PM at Seabreeze

 

Ken Watanabe (The Last Samurai) stars in this Clint Eastwood directed, Oscar winning 2006 film about the Battle of Iwo Jima as seen from the Japanese side. 

 

28-Mar-2012

The March 2012 club meeting will be held on Wednesday, March 28th, 3PM to 5PM at Colony Cottage.  This will be another in our series of "Vets Speak" sessions.  At this meeting, a half dozen WW2 vets will talk a little about themselves and then answer questions from the audience. 

21-Mar-2012

The March 2013 Movie Night will be held on Wednesday, March 21st, 6PM to 9PM at Seabreeze

 

The film is Sahara, a film about the Western Desert War (North Africa) starring Humphrey Bogart.

 

 

22-Feb2012

The Feb 2012 club meeting will be held on Wednesday, February 22nd, 3PM to 5PM at Colony Cottage.  The topic will be "The Air War".  There will also be a short presentation on The Villages Honor Flight

15-Feb-2012

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 17-Feb-2012

Wings of Freedom Air Show/Tour at Leesburg Airport 

15-Feb-2012

The February 2012 Movie Night will be held on Wednesday, February 15th, 6PM to 9PM, at Seabreeze. 

The film is Command Decision 

10-Feb-2012

11-Feb-2012

Villages Honor Flight Fund Raiser:

Pancake Breakfast

7AM to 10AM, Saturday, 11-Feb-2012

Havana Country Club, 2484 Odell Circle, The Villages

06-Feb-2012

 

Villages Honor Flight Fund Raiser:

Cody's RoadHouse:  Villages location

10% of sales donated to Villages Honor Flight with Coupon

25-Jan2012

The Jan 2012 club meeting will be held on Wednesday, January 25th, 3PM to 5PM at Colony Cottage.  The topic will be "The European Theatre: D-Day to The Battle of The Bulge". 

18-Jan-2012

Official WW2 History Club Hat

A khaki hat matching the official WW2HC shirt is now available.  Click here to visit the club's merchandise web page

18-Jan-2012

The January 2012 Movie Night will be held on Wednesday, January 18th, 6PM to 9PM, at Seabreeze. 

The film is The Longest Day

 

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