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Silent Voices of WWII Talk By Nancy R. Bartlit



February 18, 2023
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Placitas Community Library
453 HWY 165
Placitas, NM 87043 United States
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(505) 867-3355

Historian Nancy Bartlit will speak at the Placitas Community Library on February 18 at 2pm. Her talk “Silent Voices of World War II,” will illustrate five aspects of New Mexico encounters with Japan. These include the Bataan Death March which 2000 NM National Guardsmen endured. The Navajo Code Talkers whose innovative use of their language created an unbreakable code which was critical to our success in the Pacific. She will also highlight voices from the shameful history of the Japanese internment camp in Santa Fe, the secret Manhattan Project, and questions around the reason for the Japanese surrender.