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Join author Robert Mueller as he discusses the critical role played by American Airborne Forces in D-Day's successful outcome.
The Airborne on D-Day focuses upon the men of the US 82nd and 101st Airborne Divisions who, in the early hours of 6 June 1944, performed the most hazardous of military operations — the dropping of paratroopers — into enemy territory — at night. This hour-long presentation briefly reviews the reasons for selecting Normandy as the invasion site and the critical role played by American Airborne forces in its successful outcome. We focus upon individual paratroopers, who, off target, frequently lost, and lacking heavy weapons, denied the German occupying force the ability to counterattack the American amphibious landings. The capture of the key French towns of Ste-Mère-Église and Carentan are presented.
Robert Mueller caught the battlefield bug when, as a child, he visited Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Retirement brought him the opportunity to visit and study the battlefields of Europe. He has written six visitor guides to the battlefields of Northern Europe under the Fields of War imprint, which have garnered thirteen national book awards, including being honored by the Military Writers Society of America. Mr. Mueller has also written comprehensive articles for WW II History Magazine and WW II Quarterly. His programs combine period and contemporary photographs with clearly drawn maps to describe the places and the people who dictated each battle's outcome. Mr. Mueller has delivered over 300 presentations across the metropolitan area to wide acclaim.
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