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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Derby Public Library presents 'Castles of Steel: Part II'

DERBY >> The Derby Public Library will host the historical program, Castles of Steel: Part II on Monday, Nov. 24 at 6:30 p.m.

In this follow-up program, Rob Novak Jr., local historian, continues to explore this first great arms race of the 20th century through lecture and pictures. The world’s major powers spent great sums of money on giant fortresses called dreadnoughts, blending 19th century naval tactics with 20th century technology. It was a period of innovation, grandeur and danger that ultimately was one of the underlying causes of WWI and led to the first international arms limitations treaty.

Registration is requested. It is not necessary to have seen Part I to attend. For more information, stop by the library at 313 Elizabeth St., call 203-736-1482 or visit

This is a press release from Library Director Cathy Williams.

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