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Thursday, January 29, 2015

Lunchbox Lecture: The Forecast for D-Day: And the Weatherman behind Ike's Greatest Gamble (Thu. 29 Jan, 2015 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm)

 

Lunchbox Lecture

The Forecast for D-Day: And the Weatherman behind Ike's Greatest Gamble

John Ross author picJoin the National D-Day Memorial on Thursday, January 29th beginning at 12 p.m. at the Bedford Welcome Center's Community Room (816 Burks Hill Rd.) for the first winter lecture of 2015.   

On June 6, 1944 General Eisenhower along with soldiers, sailors, and airmen of the Allied Expeditionary Force embarked on the largest amphibious assault in history.  It was a miracle of discipline, planning, and organization.  Yet, all along, the full effort had been planned for June 5. 

Author John Ross will recount the fascinating story of how the machinery of war was moved by twenty-four hours and explores what the outcome may have been if the decision proved faulty. 

The lecture includes a slide presentation and discussion.  Admission is free, though donations are appreciated.  Please call (540) 586-3329 with any questions.

(Photo Credit: Tony Duncan/Johnson City Press)

 

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