with our special guest
- Award-winning filmmaker, researcher, author, and
investigative journalist of historical events.
Monday, June 17, 2013
The John Locke Foundation, 200 W Morgan St., Suite 200, Raleigh, NC 27601
Price: $10.00 (for lunch)
For six months in 1942, the fate of the world, and the Allied war effort to defeat Nazi Germany hung in the balance off the U.S. east coast as U-boats waged unrestricted war on merchant ships. Raleigh historian and author Kevin Duffus discusses the amazing stories of this consequential but little known period in our history including the miraculous story of the baby born in a lifeboat off Cape Hatteras, the nearly disastrous engagements between U.S. warships and U-boats off Cape Hatteras and Cape Lookout, and the widespread panic over the stories of German spies, saboteurs and sympathizers. A discussion of urban myths and legends is as entertaining as it is enlightening. Based on his interviews with those who lived through this tumultuous time, Duffus shares the memories of everyday Americans who daily faced enormous challenges with perseverance, patriotism and uncommon valor. It is history all Americans should know.
At 17 years old in 1971, Kevin Duffus found, explored, and identified a sunken Confederate gunboat in a black water creek in eastern North Carolina.
Ever since, he has been hooked on solving historical mysteries. Many, many years later as an independent researcher, author and filmmaker, Kevin has published four books and produced four award-winning documentary films on North Carolina maritime history.
Kevin has also produced television documentaries in England, East Africa, Central America and the Philippines. His programs have received the George Foster Peabody Award, the World Hunger Media Award, the Edward R. Murrow Award, and the National Education Association Award.
Shaftesbury Luncheon talks are free and open to the public. An optional lunch is available for purchase at the event, or participants may brown bag a lunch if they choose.
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