Speaker: Captain Rick Jacobs
In July 1943, a three-sided battle took place between the US Seventh Army, the British Eighth Army and the German XIV Panzer Corps in Sicily, where 60,000 German troops held up 450,000 Allied soldiers for 38 days before escaping to Italy with their equipment and their wounded. The failure of the Allied high command foreshadowed the difficulty that blossomed in Normandy a year later. Join Captain Rick Jacobs as he discusses Montgomery’s inept campaigning, Patton’s brilliant circumvention, and German tactical genius for the 80th anniversary of the battle.
This Lunchbox Lecture is free and open to the public to attend in The National WWII Museum’s Karen H. Bechtel and William M. Osborne III Media Auditorium. For those unable to make it to the Museum’s campus, the lecture will also be available to stream on Facebook, Vimeo, and YouTube.
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This program is proudly sponsored by AARP Louisiana.