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Indianapolis: The True Story of the Worst Sea Disaster in U.S. Naval History and the Fifty-Year Fight to Exonerate an Innocent Man
  • Date: Wednesday, August 01, 2018
  • Time: 4:00 pm
  • Location: William G. McGowan Theater, Washington, DC

Indianapolis and her crew led the WWII Pacific fleet from Pearl Harbor to the Islands of Japan and delivered the world’s first atomic bomb to the Pacific in the most highly classified naval mission of the war. Join us as journalist Lynn Vincent and historian Sara Vladic reveal the stories of the Indianapolis crew, left adrift at sea for five days, after being torpedoed by a Japanese sub, and the survivor’s fifty-year fight for justice and the exoneration of their wrongfully court martialed captain. A book signing follows the program.

A book signing will follow the program. Purchase this book on the day of the event from the National Archives Store and receive a 15% discount (members get 20% off).

All public programs at the National Archives are free and streamed live online via the National Archives’ YouTube channel. Reservations are recommended; seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. The doors to the building will open 45 minutes prior to the start of the program. Use the Special Events entrance on the corner of Constitution Avenue and 7th Street, NW. Click here for more information on getting to the National Archives and parking.

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