The World War II Era Studies Institute and the Monmouth County Library present a series of programs to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of America at War, 1944.
The Battle of the Bulge, Adolf Hitler's final counter offensive in northwest Europe, was launched on December 16, 1944. Aimed at splitting the Allied armies in half and capturing the key port of Antwerp, the offensive surprised the Allies and caused an immediate command crisis. The presentation will cover how the crisis was overcome, how the offensive was thwarted and why the battle was called by British Prime Minister Winston Churchill the "greatest American battle of the war."
Paul Zigo is the director of the World War II Era Studies Institute, which is dedicated to furthering WWII era knowledge and the war’s impact on history. He was an Associate Professor of History, Brookdale Community College; a former Director, Center for World War II Studies, and a founding member of the National Museum of the US Army.
This series of programs is co-sponsored by Gary Matoren in memory of his father, Froim Matoren, who served in the US Army during World War II.
Free program.Eastern Branch