The Essence of D-Day presented by Mark Albertson- Wednesday, May 30th at 2 p.m.

Our next meeting of the WW II Veterans Discussion Group will be Wednesday, May 30th  at 2:00 p.m. in the Hagaman Library’s Demayo Community room.  We welcome back Mark Albertson who will be presenting a lecture—
The Essence of D-Day.

On June 6, 1944, 156,000 American, British, Canadian and Free French troops dropped by parachute, crash-landed by glider or hit the beaches at Normandy.  This talk explores the reasons for the greatest amphibious operation in military history will include an overview of the war and the events leading up to June 6, 1944. This presentation will answer :

  • Why was Operation: OVERLORD  mounted? 
  • What was the importance of the landings? 
  • What part did it play in the final defeat of the Third Reich?