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More than Just Hemingway’s Wife: The Wartime Journalism of Martha Gellhorn

Fleda A. Ring Education Quonset Hut 3 Overlord Circle, Bedford, VA Many may know Martha Gellhorn as one of the many wives of fellow journalist and literary giant, Ernest Hemingway; however, she was so much more. Although just a budding journalist during the Spanish Civil War, Gellhorn would later witness and cover many of pivotal moments of World War II and the rest of the 20th century.  About the speaker: Maggie Hartley is a museum educator who is passionate about engaging audiences of all ages with history and veterans’ experiences. She is currently the Director of Public Engagement at The National WWII Museum, and previously worked at the National D-Day...

Event Series Lunchbox Lecture Series

4,415 Souls and Counting: The National D-Day Memorial Necrology Project

Fleda A. Ring Education Quonset Hut 3 Overlord Circle, Bedford, VA For almost a quarter of a century, the National D-Day Memorial Foundation staff has carried out research to answer a question no one had ever really answered: exactly how many Allied personnel died on D-Day? To date, 4,415 individuals have been identified, including 2,502 Americans on the Memorial’s Necrology Wall.   Learn more about this groundbreaking research project as we approach the 80th anniversary of D-Day from John D. Long, Director of Education at the National D-Day Memorial.  About the speaker: John D. Long is an alumnus of Roanoke College and the University of Virginia. A museum professional for...

Event Series Lunchbox Lecture Series

Fighting for Peace with Peace: Conscientious Objectors in World War II

Fleda A. Ring Education Quonset Hut 3 Overlord Circle, Bedford, VA While many of those who are interested in World War II know about the existence of conscientious objectors—those that refused to participate in the war for religious or philosophical reasons—the actual history of their experience in the war is often forgotten. Who were the conscientious objectors, why did they refuse to fight, and what did they do instead of serving in the armed forces? Join National D-Day Memorial educator Mitchell Gehman to learn more about this unique side of the WWII experience. Mitchell Gehman is the Education & Public Outreach Coordinator at the National D-Day Memorial. He holds a...