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“AUTHORS ON DECK” –NEPTUNE: THE ALLIED INVASION OF EUROPE AND THE D-DAY LANDINGS
May 27, 2014 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
In Commemoration of the 70th Anniversary of D-Day, the United States Navy Memorial’s “Authors on Deck” book lecture series proudly presents Craig Symonds. Award-winning author, Symonds, will present his newly released book, Neptune: The Allied Invasion of Europe and the D-Day Landings (Oxford University Press, 2014). Symonds details Operation Neptune, the massive naval operation that led up the D-Day invasion.
An expert in the field of naval history, Symonds creates a narrative accounting the greatest cooperative seaborne operation in history. Leading up to the D-Day invasion, Operation Neptune transported over 160,000 Allied troops to the Normandy coast to embark on the liberation of Western Europe, ultimately leading to victory during World War II.
Following the presentation, Symonds will be available for a Q&A session and book signing.
CRAIG SYMONDS is a distinguished historian and former professor and chairman of the history department at the US Naval Academy. He has published several naval war books, earning countless awards including the Theodore and Franklin D. Roosevelt Prize (2005), and the John Lyman Book Award (2008), and the Lincoln Prize (2009).