165 Wisconer Rd., Brookfield, CT 06804. Phone: 203-740-8140.
Robert Purssell of Brookfield, a retired engineer and research writer, will conduct a power point presentation entitled Pearl Harbor a Japanese Disaster. The presentation will be given at theBrookfield Museum on Monday, March 3, 2013 at 7:30 in the evening. The program is sponsored by the Brookfield Historical Society as part of the American Military Forum Series. 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 which 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.