Alumnus Brings New Perspective of World War II

Derek Mallett ('97) will return to campus to deliver the annual Kohlenberg-Towne Lecture at 7 p.m. Feb. 26 in Baldwin Little Theater.

Mallett’s book, “Hitler’s Generals in America: Nazi POWs and Allied Military Intelligence,” tells the largely unknown story of German generals taken prisoner during World War II and held captive in the United States. He will discuss how the United States and Great Britain attempted to glean vital intelligence from them, about both Germany and the Soviet Union, an ally soon to become a rival.

After earning a master’s degree in both history and education from Truman, Mallett received his Ph.D. in history from Texas A&M University. He spent three years as a historian for the Joint Prisoner of War/Missing in Action Accounting Command in Hawaii. He currently teaches military history for the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College at Fort Gordon, Ga.

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