January 25: Peter Eisner’s Presentation on the Philippines WWII Resistance Movement
Chick Parsons: A Profile in Courage during the Philippine WWII Resistance Movement
THURSDAY, JANUARY 25, 2018
6:30 PM – 7:45 PM
Embassy of the Republic of the Philippines
Bataan St. corner of 1600 Massachusetts Ave, NW
You are cordially invited to a presentation by award-winning author and journalist Peter Eisner on the little-known story of Charles “Chick” Thomas Parsons, Jr. during WWII. Parsons’ extensive contacts, coordination with the Philippine underground, skillful disguises, and daring escapes were pivotal in the allies’ strategic advance to win back the Japanese-controlled Philippines. In the course of research for his book, MacArthur’s Spies, Eisner uncovered a trove of historical material that he will share about Parsons’ remarkable life, commitment to the Philippines, and clandestine missions, which proved vital to MacArthur’s famed return at Leyte in 1944.
Seating limited. To register, click on the link below.
Light refreshments will be served.Register