The National D-Day Memorial exists to raise awareness of the epic struggle that was World War II, and we are all fortunate to live in a time when many excellent books on the subject are available—too many to read them all! But we’ll give you the chance to check two great tomes off your list in coming months, as the Memorial’s WWII Book Club gets back to page-turning, thought-provoking fun.
Our upcoming meetings will be held at Happy Coffee on Bridge and Main in Bedford on February 12 and April 9, at 10 am. Participants will even receive a 10% discount on food and beverages! D-Day Memorial Education Director John Long will facilitate the discussions.
On February 12, we will discuss The Longest Winter by Alex Kershaw, an epic story of the US Army’s most decorated platoon of WWII and their valor during the Battle of the Bulge.
Then on April 9, we’ll discuss the heart-wrenching story of Irena’s Children by Tilar Mazzeo, following up on our March Lunchbox Lecture on the Holocaust. It’s a story of resistance and humanity set in the midst of the merciless German occupation of Poland.
Anyone interested in reading about and discussing the war is welcome to join us! Contact John Long, Director of Education, at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.