The Allied Invasion of Normandy
Learn about one of the most pivotal events of the 20th century – the Normandy Invasion of WWII Europe. Its complexity, its ingenuity, and its decisive effect on the war in Europe make it unique. It was a vast international military operation that succeeded against the odds and one which called for human endeavor on a heroic scale.
During the fifty-minute presentation John Cilio will underscore through vintage photographs and stories, how the allies deceived the enemy, executed years of planning in near total secrecy, stockpiled men and materials and executed the most complex military exploit ever accomplished.
Cilio is the author of the D-Day story about gliders; Flying by a nylon cable published in Warbirds Magazine, the books; American Airpower: Bombers of WWII and Women’s Work in WWII, published by Vintage Flyer Media LLC.