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War Zone: World War II off the North Carolina Coast by Kevin P. Duffus

Thursday, June 12, 12:00pm1:00pm
Children $4 Members Free (Join today) Seniors $5 Adults $6
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Part of the Banner Lecture Series category.
Part of the program.
On June 12 at noon, Kevin P. Duffus will deliver a Banner Lecture entitled "War Zone: World War II off the North Carolina Coast."

War Zone: World War II off the North Carolina CoastFor seven months in 1942, black smoke and orange flames from torpedoed vessels filled the ocean skies off the coast of North Carolina. Explosions rattled window panes and the nerves of coastal residents. Beaches were awash with wreckage, oil, empty lifeboats, and bodies. War Zone follows the accounts of three climactic engagements between U.S. forces and German U-boats off North Carolina’s coast when the battle of the Atlantic hung in the balance. This story is told from the perspective of everyday people who faced daunting challenges with perseverance, patriotism, and uncommon valor.

Kevin Duffus, a researcher and filmmaker, is the author of several books, including Shipwrecks of the Outer Banks: An Illustrated Guide, The Last Days of Black Beard the Pirate, and War Zone: World War II off the North Carolina Coast.

Pre-order a copy of War Zone: World War II off the North Carolina Coast. 

Limited parking at the VHS due to construction

Please arrive in  time to find parking in the VMFA deck, in the lot behind St. Mark’s Church on Colonial Avenue, or on the street. Remember, for VMFA members, the deck is free.

Free admission for Richmond Times-Dispatch readers with a Press Pass coupon.

 

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"War Zone" is a history of the time the enemy entered America’s front door unhindered, when the United States suffered but overcame the German U-boat menace.
$24.95
War Zone: World War II Off the North Carolina Coast

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