Martin County Library System Press Releases

December 21, 2012

Film series on the BBC History of World War II begins Jan. 9 at Blake Library

DATE:  December 21, 2012             
CONTACT:  MCLS Public Relations (772) 221-1403

Retired Capt. Carl D. Keske will present “BBC History of World War II,” a 10-week series of war documentaries, 10:00 a.m. Wednesdays from January 9 through March 13 in the John F. Armstrong Wing of the Blake Library, 2351 SE Monterey Road, Stuart.  Keske provides commentary for these documentaries, which consist of all new film footage, programming and subtitles. A question and answer session will follow each film, with a quiz at the end, and the winner will be awarded a WWII book.

Funded by the Friends of the Martin County Library System, Inc., the events are free and open to the public. The programs are part of the library’s annual Chautauqua South series.

Keske served as a gunnery officer on the “tin can,” the USS Eversole. Following 18 months of nuclear submarine training, he served on the USS George Washington, USS Tautog and USS James Monroe. Keske visited Normandy beaches in September 2002.

The films will be shown at 10 a.m. on the dates below.

January 9:  War of the Century: Vengeance

January 16:  Battlefields: El Alamein

January 23:   Battlefields: Cassino

January 30:   Bomber

February 6:  D-Day Reflection of Courage

February 13:  D-Day Reflection of Courage Part 2

February 20:  D-Day to Berlin: Struggle to Breakout

February 27:  Battlefields: Amhem

March 6:  Allies at War

March 13:  Horror in the East: Death Before Surrender

For more information about these or other Chautauqua South events, or to learn more about the Martin County Library System, call (772) 221-1403, pick up a Library Connection at any branch library, or visit the library website at For MCLS events (children, teen and adult), click on the Library Newsletter tab on the right-hand menu of the library website for the Online Connection of your choice.




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