Lunch & Learn: Pearl Harbor

The attack at Pearl Harbor is the single event most often associated with World War II. For many Americans, it symbolizes the evils that were victoriously overcome. But what actually happened 75 years ago, December 7, 1941? And what was the sequence of events that led to Japan’s brutal aggression? This power-Pointe presentation explores the historical relationship between Japan and the United States, and details the beginning of our involvement in WW II. From the sinking of the Arizona to the creation of its unique floating monument, this is a tribute to the men and women who served in the Pacific Theatre, and a salute to the bravery and courage epitomized on that historic day.

Winchester Academy: Angels of the Underground

Angels of the Underground: The American Women Who Resisted the Japanese in the Philippines in World War II
Theresa Kaminski
March 6 6:30 p.m. Waupaca Public Library
Theresa Kaminski, Professor of History, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, highlights the activities of Margaret Utinsky and her `Miss U` network that provided supplies and information to the American POWs in the Philippines as well as to the guerrilla forces. Working with Utinsky was Claire Phillips, a glamorous singer who used her nightclub, the Club Tsubaki, to gather intelligence from its Japanese customers and serve as a clearinghouse for prisoner relief efforts. It is a true-life tangled tale of wartime intrigue. Pat and Mary Phair sponsored this program.