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Dr. Ed Gordonís Clash of the Titans -

 German-Russian Campaign During World War Two Program at Palm Springs Air Museum


 On Saturday, January 21, 2012 at 1:00 PM, the Palm Springs Air Museum presents renowned historian Dr. Ed Gordonís Clash of the Titans: the German-Russian Campaign During World War Two.  

On June 22, 1941, Adolf Hitler unleashed an army of 3 million for a blitzkrieg conquest of the Soviet Union. He should have had second thoughts since Napoleon had begun his disastrous invasion of Russia 120 years earlier on that very day!

During the Second World War over 10 million Germans and Russians would fight for four years over a 1,500 mile front stretching from the Arctic Ocean to the Black Sea.

  Both sides deployed countless thousands of planes, tanks, and field guns in a seemingly endless conflagration on a truly epic scale. Dr. Edward E. Gordon will help the audience relive this clash of the titans by recalling some of the major battles of this campaign Ė Moscow, Stalingrad, Kursk, and finally Berlin.] 

Seventy-five percent of all the German casualties of World War II occurred on the Russian Front.

Learn about the political leaders, generals, soldiers, and common people who were swept up in these titanic events.

Consider how the outcome of this German-Russian campaign shaped the map of Europe for the next 50 years. Only today can we begin to fully understand its fatal legacy for the people of Europe.

The program is included with regular admission to the museum, located at 745 N. Gene Autry Trail, Palm Springs,

Palm Springs Air Museum

760-778-6262. Admission price ranges from $8-$15 dollars.

Children under 6 and all active military & their families with ID are free. There are Senior & AAA discounts.

The Palm Springs Air Museum is an educational non-profit organization whose mission is to preserve, educate and honor our veterans.

Over 30 flyable planes and interactive exhibits are housed in 65,000 square feet of climate-controlled hangars. 

There is also an educational center with flight simulators upstairs in the 8,500 volume library and the new Berger Youth Exploration Center in the B-17 Hangar. 


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