First Sunday Lecture: "World War Ii's Women Warriors"

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City of Smyrna, GA Government says
First Sunday Lecture: "World War II's Women Warriors"
Sunday, May 3, 3:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m.

Smyrna Public Library / Meeting Room
100 Village Green Circle
Smyrna, Georgia 30080



Presenter: Narayan Sengupta

More women participated in World War II than any other war. Whether Allied or Axis, they contributed in droves. They were factory workers, pilots, nurses, scientists, Resistance, snipers, spies, etc. Eleanor Roosevelt, Rosie the Riveter, Anne Frank, WACS and WAVES are household names. Learn about them and others such as Russia’s Lydia Litviak (a triple ace fighter pilot) and Lyudmila Pavlichenko, a sniper with 309 kills, Indo-American spy Noor Inayat Khan, the Manhattan project’s Chinese-born Dr. Chien-Shiung Wu and the scientific exploits of Hollywood bombshell Hedy Lamarr. They and hundreds of thousands of others changed global society and paved the way for Angela Merkel, Golda Meir, Valentina Tereshkova, Mary Barra and countless others since WWII including today's mothers, wives, sisters and daughters.

Historian Narayan Sengupta is the founder of Smyrna’s Veterans Day commemoration. He has spent over eight years researching American aviation during World War I, traversing France and the United States to visit airfields, air museums and archives after learning that America’s first combat squadrons were based a few hundred yards from his mother’s home in Saints, France. In 2008, he organized the 90th Anniversary Commemoration of the United States Air Force’s first combat operations. He has written four books: “American Eagles - The Illustrated History of American Aviation in World War I," “POW Stories," “Disaster at Dieppe” and “Lafayette Escadrille: America's Most Famous Squadron,” all available on www.USAWW1.com.

First Sunday Lecture is sponsored by Friends of Smyrna Library. For more information about the Friends of Smyrna Library visit them on Facebook at facebook.com/friendsofsmyrnalibrary or at http://www.friendsofsmyrnalibrary.org/.
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By: City of Smyrna, GA Government

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