SOUTHBURY — The Southbury Public Library will present a program on the attack on Pearl Harbor at 2 p.m. Thursday, December 19, in the Kingsley Room.

The lecture, presented by Mark Albertson, goes beyond the attack itself. Those attending will learn about the events that led to the attack, why it happened and how the attack on Pearl Harbor became a turning point for World War II.

Mr. Albertson follows the timeline of events beginning with Japan’s rise as an imperialist power, the growing friction in the Pacific, the tumultuous 1930s that led to the 1941 attack, and the resulting consequences which officially brought America into World War II.

Mark Albertson is the historical research editor for Army Aviation magazine and the historian for the Army Aviation Association of America.

He has taught classes on military history at Norwalk Community College as well as the Lifetime Learners Institute. He has authored several books on military history.

This presentation is free and open to anyone regardless of town of residency. The program is sponsored by the Friends of the Southbury Public Library.

Space is limited and registration is required by calling 203-262-0626, ext. 130.

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