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Nov 5th

What Really Sunk Your Battleship - Military History Series

  • Location: Florence-Lauderdale Public Library
  • Time:
    5:30 PM to 6:30 PM

What Really Sunk Your Battleship - Military History Series

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Battleships are the iconic naval warfare platform of the 20th Century. But how effective were these monster machines in the role for which they were built? This lecture will trace the disastrous history of battleships, focusing on their dubious safety record and surprising lack of accomplishments, to ask whether the pride of the fleet was a dangerous money-pit. Recommended reading for this lecture is “The Battleship Book” by Robert M. Farley.

This event is part of a series of military history lectures led by veteran, writer, and researcher Matt Osborne. The series will be the first Tuesday of each month, September through December.

Matt Osborne is a US Army signals intelligence veteran and website news beat editor turned social media consultant. He is working on a book of essays about war and conflict, including "Brain Bucket: a Social History of War, Football, Helmets, and Head Injury," which is already published at Medium.com.