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Lecture, "How Patton's 'Ghost Army' Beat Hitler"

Title:Lecture, "How Patton's 'Ghost Army' Beat Hitler"
Date & Time:Thu Jun 6, 2024 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
201 S. Washington St.
Event Details:The Alexandria-Caen Sister City Committee welcomes Dr. Kim Bernard Holien, U.S. Army Historian (retired) to share the true story of a top-secret mission in Normandy, France, that paved the way for a successful Allied invasion on “D-Day.” In 2024, more than 80 years after their mission, soldiers of the “Ghost Army” received the highest civilian honor of the United States, the Congressional Gold Medal, for their clever tactics outwitting the enemy in the most unlikely ways. Their tactics were unconventional, including inflatable convoys, sound effects, fake radio shows, and misinformation. A reception will follow the lecture.
Fees:$10 per person
Audience:Anyone may attend
Tags:Lyceum, Museums

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