Milton Public Library Virtual History Talk to take place July 12
On Tuesday, 7/12, at 7 p.m. via Zoom, historian Bob Begin will tell us a wrenching story about World War II in a “Virtual History Talk: The Loss of the Indianapolis.” She had delivered the Atomic Bomb to an island air base and was en route to the Phillippines when she was torpedoed by a Japanese submarine. Over 900 men went into the water. They would spend four and one half days before being spotted by a recon plane. They would face numerous challenges and danger such as dehydration, exposure, hypothermia, dementia, and a complete breakdown of rank and discipline, and a most primal enemy…sharks! When the rescue efforts were over, only 317 men were alive. This is a story of courage, loss of hope, and a cover-up. Please join us for a fascinating historical program with a very knowledgeable speaker. Sign up in advance is required to receive the Zoom link to attend.
Please sign up in advance at our website, which is: www.miltonlibrary.org and then click on “events” from the main page and go to the date of the program to register. For questions, Email [email protected] or call the Reference Dept. at (617) 898-4964.
Adult programming is kindly supported by the Friends of the Milton Public Library and is free and open to all. We hope to see you at the Milton Public Library this July!