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D-Day Talk

Tuesday, June 7, 2016 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

| Free

Simsbury Public Library  |   725 Hopmeadow Street , Simsbury, CT 06070

D-Day, June 6, 1944

June 6, 1944, known to history as ‘D-Day.’  156,000 American, British, Canadian and Free French troops dropped by parachute, crash-landed by glider or stormed the beaches on a front upwards of 60 miles wide.

Operation:  OVERLORD, was the quest to serve Hitler his eviction notice from France and the Low Countries.  This talk will not dwell on the operation itself; as opposed to why?  How important was Normandy?  Its significance to the outcome of the war?  The U.S. role?

And most important, the Normandy operation in comparison to the gargantuan Operation:  BAGRATION on the Eastern Front, as the Western Allies and the massive Red Army squeezed Hitler’s Wehrmacht.

Mark Albertson is the historical research editor at Army Aviation magazine, an author, a long-time member of the United States Naval Institute and a history teacher at Norwalk Community College.

Registration is suggested at 860-658-7663 x2200 or www.simsburylibrary.info. Free and open to all.

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