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Brookfield Resident Presents 'Pearl Harbor a Japanese Disaster'

Brookfield Historical Society's American Military Forum series continues Monday.

Bob Purssell. Photo: Brookfield Museum and Historical Society
Bob Purssell. Photo: Brookfield Museum and Historical Society
Brookfield resident Robert Purssell, a retired engineer and research writer, will conduct a power point presentation entitled “Pearl Harbor a Japanese Disaster,” at the Brookfield Museum on Monday, March 3, at 7:30 p.m.

Purssell will address how Pearl Harbor, which has long been characterized as an unqualified success of great benefit to Japan’s ambitions for conquest of the pacific basin, gave rise to Japanese shortcomings in conducting a protracted war against the United States with twice its population and possessing  overwhelming material and technical superiority.

He will address the reasoning that led the Imperial Japanese High Command to decide in favor of the attack and the warning they chose to ignore.

The presentation will focus on Japan’s perspective both tactical and strategic in carrying out this unprovoked act of aggression.

Following the presentation complimentary refreshments will be offered.

The program is sponsored by the Brookfield Historical Society as part of the American Military Forum Series.

For more information on other upcoming events of the Brookfield Historical Society log onto www.brookfieldct.org.

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