The Normandy Invasion of WWII with John Cilio
Join us on Sunday, November 10th at 1:00PM and learn about one of the most pivotal events of the 20th century – the Normandy Invasion of WWII. Its complexity, its ingenuity, and its decisive effect on the war in Europe make it unique.
Seventy-five years ago, as an early June dawn broke over the greatest sea-borne invasion ever launched, the D-Day of D-Days unfolded. The invasion began on June 5th with nighttime paratroopers converging on the French countryside. They were followed by squadrons of gliders, nearly 7,000 ships and 160,000 Allied ground troops supported by nearly 300,000 naval personal. It was a vast international military operation that succeeded against the odds and one which called for human endeavor on a heroic scale.
During the fifty-minute presentation John Cilio will underscore through vintage photographs and stories, how the allies deceived the enemy, executed years of planning in near total secrecy, stockpiled men and materials and executed the most complex military exploit ever accomplished. Cilio is the author of the D-Day story of gliders; Flying by a nylon cable, Warbirds Magazine, the book; American Airpower: Bombers of WWII and Women’s Work in WWII, published by Vintage Flyer Media LLC.
$10 Suggested Donation
Please RSVP by Friday, November 8th