The American Army in Normandy: From Omaha Beach to the Falaise Gap
Oct 31, 2023 | 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Instructor: Jim Craft
Also available via Zoom Hybrid
The D-Day invasion of Continental Europe is a critical event in western history and the basic outlines are well known. What is less well known are the factors leading to that success and the events that transpired during that time from June 6 until the ultimate defeat of the German Army in Normandy three months later. In the interest of time, the focus of this presentation will be on the American experience rather than on the equally important role played by the British and Canadians.
About the Presenter: Jim has a B.A. in history from Oakland University and an M.A. in history from Wayne State University. His varied career has included in equal measures teaching, career consulting, operations management and historical consulting. Since retiring from the main game several years ago, his focus has been on developing a series of history books and lectures focused on important but underappreciated aspects of American History and doing so from a local history perspective.