Illinois Historian Mark DePue on the Events, Risks and Legacy of the D-Day Invasion of Normandy

June 6, 1944 – June 6, 2019 – Historian Mark DePue, brings his past military experience to bear in his understanding of the D-Day Invasion, as the world marks the 75th anniversary of the invasion that reversed the tide of battle in Western Europe.

DePue is both the historian and a lead architect in the new display at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum exhibit, that will inform visitors on the background of events that lead to this historic event – the landings of over 150,000 Allied forces on the beaches of Normandy France.

We hear about some of the egos involved that made fractions within the Allied forces, the planning of invasions that preceded the landings in France, and what the legacy is of those men who landed on those beaches — as we now look back over the 75 years of world history which has since transpired.

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