Watch Live Unveiling Of Nimitz’ 4,000 Page WWII ‘Diary’ (Video)
Monday, February 24, 2014
You can watch live as the Naval War College Library in Newport, R.I. unveils online Fleet Adm. Chester Nimitz's WWII Gray Book - 4,000 pages worth of communications Nimitz began right after the attack at Pearl Harbor, and wrapped up in the final days of WWII.
Home Post will carry the live feed at 6:30 p.m. EST.
Capt. Henry Hendrix, Ph.D., director of the Naval History and Heritage Command, said of Nimitz war diary:
"I've seen the collection and it's really a national treasure. They clearly reveal what Nimitz thought was important, which gives the reader a great deal of insight into how his experiences both operationally and at the Naval War College informed and influenced his prosecution of the war.
"I'm extremely pleased we can now share it with researchers, the American public, and Sailors past and present. I'm eager to see the collection discussed and to demonstrate the continued relevance of leveraging history in the decision making process."
The live stream isn't a one-way street. Viewers are encouraged to submit questions to U.S. Naval Academy Professor of History Emeritus Craig L. Symonds, PhD, who will be participating in a Q and A with his online audience.