Sunday, May 1, 2011

Wednesday, May 25 at 7:00 pm

In World War II, Operation Neptune included a massive air assault and the largest amphibious invasion in world history, with over 160,000 troops landing on the Normandy Coast on June 6, 1944. The naval operation that began on D-Day required over 5,000 ships carrying over 160,000 allied and American troops. Gary Augustine, local historian, recounts the details, planning and secrecy required to carry out the fierce Battle of Normandy, which signalled the "beginning of the end" for Nazi Germany. World War II and American history buffs will enjoy Mr. Augustine's interesting observations and keen understanding of this crucial time in our country's history. Please register for this program online or by calling the adult services reference desk at 412-366-8100, ext.113

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