Lagniappe Lecture

In July 1943, a three-sided battle took place in Sicily between the US Seventh Army, the British Eighth Army, and the XIV Panzer Corps. The failure of Allied high command foreshadowed the difficulty that blossomed in Normandy a year later. On Sicily, it allowed 60,000 German troops to hold up 450,000 Allied soldiers for 38 days, and then escape to Italy with their equipment and wounded compatriots. Join Captain Rick Jacobs as he discusses Montgomery’s inept campaigning, Patton’s brilliant circumvention, and German tactical genius.

July 11 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
LST-61 [Landing ship, tank] and LST-197 side-by-side on shore at Licata Harbor in Sicily
Learn More + Add to calendar 2018-07-11 12:00:00 PM 2018-07-11 1:00:00 PM America/Mexico_City H. Mortimer Favrot Orientation Center 945 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70130 Lagniappe Lecture In July 1943, a three-sided battle took place in Sicily between the US Seventh Army, the British Eighth Army, and the XIV Panzer Corps. The failure of Allied high command foreshadowed the difficulty that blossomed in Normandy a year later. On Sicily, it allowed 60,000 German troops to hold up 450,000 Allied soldiers for 38 days, and then escape to Italy with their equipment and wounded compatriots. Join Captain Rick Jacobs as he discusses Montgomery’s inept campaigning, Patton’s brilliant circumvention, and German tactical genius.
Location: H. Mortimer Favrot Orientation Center
945 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70130

Rick Jacobs presents “Sicily 1943: Coalition Warfare”

In July 1943, a three-sided battle took place in Sicily between the US Seventh Army, the British Eighth Army, and the XIV Panzer Corps. The failure of Allied high command foreshadowed the difficulty that blossomed in Normandy a year later. On Sicily, it allowed 60,000 German troops to hold up 450,000 Allied soldiers for 38 days, and then escape to Italy with their equipment and wounded compatriots. Join Captain Rick Jacobs as he discusses Montgomery’s inept campaigning, Patton’s brilliant circumvention, and German tactical genius.

This program is free and open to the public. For more information, call 504-528-1944 x 484.