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Events of 1944 topic of war conference

By: The Associated Press
June 23, 2014 Updated: June 23, 2014 at 5:00 am
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NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The National World War II's International Conference on World War II focuses this year on key events of 1944.

The program is scheduled Dec. 4-6 at the museum in New Orleans.

Historians participating will include Rick Atkinson, Antony Beevor, Don Miller and Gerhard Weinberg.

The program will look at major developments during 1944, including the Normandy invasion, the liberation of Rome and the failed plot to assassinate Adolph Hitler in Europe. Subjects from the war in the Pacific include the return to the Philippines of an army under the command of Gen. Douglas MacArthur, the Battle of Leyte Gulf and the campaign in the Marianas.

More details are available by calling 504-528-1944 or online at www.nationalww2museum.org.

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