D-Day, 6 June 1944: Why Did it Succeed?Wednesday June 12, 2019
The World War II Era Studies Institute and The Monmouth County Library commemorate the 75th Anniversary of America at War, 1944.
Operation Overlord, the amphibious invasion of north west France on June 6, 1944, the largest seaborne assault ever conducted, was carefully planned over a six month period as a combined, joint service operation. The operation nearly failed. This presentation by Paul Zigo will review the details of this crucial invasion and how it was carried out. It will also relate the reasons for the near failure and how the allied invasion forced turned failure into success.
Paul Zigo is the director of the World War II Era Studies Institute, which is dedicated to furthering knowledge about the WWII era and the war's impact on history. He was an Associate Professor of History, Brookdale; a former Director, Center for World War II Studies and a founding member of the National Museum of the US Army.
to go to the Monmouth County Library