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.