On July 10, 1943, the largest amphibious invasion ever mounted took place, larger even than the Normandy invasion 11 months later: 160,000 American, British, and Canadian troops came ashore or were parachuted onto Sicily, signaling the start of the campaign to defeat Nazi Germany on European soil. Operation HUSKY, as it was known, was enormously complex, involving dramatic battles on land, in the air, and at sea. Yet, despite its paramount importance to ultimate Allied victory, and its drama, very little has been written about the 38-day Battle for Sicily.
Based on his own battlefield studies in Sicily and on much new research, James Holland’s Sicily ’43 offers a vital new perspective on a major turning point in World War II and a chronicle of a multi-pronged campaign in a uniquely diverse and contained geographical location.
Moderated by Bob Epstein, whose uncles served in the Campaign.
This will be a hybrid meeting: live but with a Zoom feed.
Live meeting: Prestonwood Creek CC, 15909 Preston Rd, Dallas TX
Zoom webcast: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81038994829 or
The physical meeting room and Zoom room will open at 7:45; discussion begins at 8 am. Continental breakfast is provided; however, a $10 donation is encouraged to offset increased costs.
We need RSVPs by May 13, to Robert Epstein at Macabee1948@gmail.com
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