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37th Annual Alfred and Johanna Hurley Military History Seminar

6591 Dallas Pkwy Frisco, TX 75034

Join the UNT Military History Center for the 37th Annual Hurley Seminar to learn the inside story of how D-Day was the hammer blow that ensured the defeat of Nazi Germany.

The D-Day invasion was a profoundly complex operation requiring mastery of combined arms, synchronized fires from air, land, and sea, a unified, efficient Allied command, deception, disinformation, and espionage, courage under withering fire, and good luck and decent weather. James Holland -- author of the newly published Normandy '44 -- will describe in colorful detail the massive challenges overcome by the Americans, British, and Canadians to gain a foothold on the French shore despite the sophisticated defenses of Hitler's Atlantic Wall. And what of the Germans? Peter Caddick-Adams, British Army veteran and author of a new history of D-Day -- Sand and Steel -- will consider the Allied invasion from the German perspective. What was the German posture in June 1944? What were their options and command arrangements for the looming cross-Channel invasion and battle for France? Could they have repulsed the Allies and driven them into the sea, or were they destined to fail? Join UNT Military History Center for a rousing and timely reevaluation of D-Day on its 75th Anniversary.

  • Dates: November 9, 2019
  • Location: Verona Villa
  • Address: 6591 Dallas Pkwy, Frisco, TX 75034
  • Time: 8:00 AM to 1:30 PM

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37th Annual Alfred and Johanna Hurley Military History Seminar