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Divided on D-Day: How Conflicts and Rivalries Jeopardized the Allied Victory at Normandy

June 6, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Lecture by Edward E. Gordon, Ph.D.

Focusing on the conflicting egos, personal and national rivalries, and professional abilities of major Allied commanders, Gordon contends that their lack of cooperation and bad decisions lengthened the war, increased casualties, and allowed the later Soviet domination of Eastern Europe.

During the lecture, Gordon will delve into the personal and national rivalries of the Allied Commanders, exploring their historical significance and shedding new light on this important aspect of the final year of the war. The lecture will be followed by a Q&A session, providing attendees with the opportunity to engage with Gordon directly.

Edward E. Gordon is an internationally recognized historian, speaker, researcher, and author. For 20 years Dr. Gordon taught at DePaul, Loyola, and Northwestern Universities in Chicago. He has made presentations over the last 30 years at museums, colleges, universities, conferences, and to professional associations and community organizations. Dr. Gordon was a Distinguished Lecturer for the Organization of American Historians. He has provided presentations on various aspects of World War II at the Palm Springs Air Museum for the last 15 years. In the fall of 2019 in celebration of the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings, Ed was the historian for a 10-day tour of the Normandy beaches and other historic sites sponsored by the Palm Springs Air Museum.

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Lecture sponsored by John and Peg Mongiello


June 6, 2023
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Wright Museum of World War II
(603) 569-1212


Wright Museum of World War II
77 Center Street
Wolfeboro, NH 03894 United States
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