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Fort Leavenworth: Angela Riotto and Derek Mallett: “Prisoners of War as Military Intelligence in the Civil War and World War 2″
September 1 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
During the Second World War, the US military interrogated over 3,000 German Prisoners of War at a secret facility at Fort Hunt, Virginia. These interrogations offer fascinating perspectives of the German situation in the final year of the war and allow us to evaluate how well American authorities knew its enemy at the time.
Derek Mallett is currently an associate professor in the Department of Military History at the US Army Command and General Staff College, Fort Belvoir, Virginia satellite campus. His research interests include the Second World War, prisoners of war, military intelligence, war and public memory, and national security.
Angela Riotto received her Ph.D. from the University of Akron. Her research examines the ways in which both U.S. and Confederate former prisoners of war discussed their captivity between 1861 and 1930. She currently teaches with the Department of Military History at the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College as an Assistant Professor.