Wake Island with Gregory J. W. Urwin
Wake Island was attacked on the same day as Pearl Harbor on December 7th, 1941 (December 8th on Wake Island across the International Date Line). A few months later, on August 11th, 1942, Paramount Pictures released the war propaganda film Wake Island.
To help us separate fact from fiction in the movie, we’ll be chatting with Professor Gregory J. W. Urwin from Temple University. Gregory is a military historian who has written two fantastic books about Wake, including Facing Fearful Odds: The Siege of Wake Island, which is a book that many consider to be the definitive account of the battle.
Want to learn more about the real story?
Here are some resources to get you started:
- Facing Fearful Odds: The Siege of Wake Island
- Victory in Defeat: The Wake Island Defenders in Captivity, 1941-1945
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