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Date:
May 26, 2021
Time:
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location:
Zoom
Address:
Naper Settlement, IL 60540
Cost:
$10 per person
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History Speaks - The Codebreaker and the POW: A Family Legacy of WWII

Wednesday, May 26, 2021

In 1942, one of the darkest years of WWII, Lt. Charles Baugh became a Navy codebreaker in Washington, D.C. His father, Richmond Baugh, was taken prisoner on Corregidor Island in the Philippines and spent 2.5 years in a Japanese POW camp. In this gripping family saga, Ms. Baugh recounts the heroic work of military and civilian codebreakers, and the brutal struggle to liberate the Philippine Islands.

In 1942, one of the darkest years of WWII, Lt. Charles Baugh became a Navy codebreaker in Washington, D.C. His father, Richmond Baugh, was taken prisoner on Corregidor Island in the Philippines and spent 2.5 years in a Japanese POW camp. In this gripping family saga, Ms. Baugh recounts the heroic work of military and civilian codebreakers, and the brutal struggle to liberate the Philippine Islands.  
 
L. Sue Baugh received her BA from the University of Iowa, her MFA from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and has edited and written history materials for several major publishers. Her talk was inspired by the recently uncovered story of her family's World War II experiences in the U.S. Navy Codebreakers Unit and in the Philippines during the Japanese occupation. 

This lecture is on Zoom, and pre-registration is required. Registrants will receive a Zoom invitation with information on how to access the virtual lecture prior to the event. Please note: only 100 spaces are available per lecture on a first-come, first-served basis. 

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