Dispatches of D-Day
The Normandy invasion, legendary in myth and astounding in scope, comes to life as historian Jared Frederick resurrects long-forgotten tales of individual struggle, sacrifice, and community. In this vivid presentation, Frederick paints an eloquently moving portrait of the soldiers and civilians dramatically affected by what Dwight Eisenhower called ?the great crusade.? Among those personalities were intrepid correspondents who demonstrated the meaningful significance of the free press in wartime. The presentation will travel between the lines as the powerful saga of D-Day unfolds with insightful interpretation and profoundly enduring lessons.
Jared Frederick is the author of a number of books, including Hang Tough: The WWII Letters and Artifacts of Major Dick Winters. Prior to his current position as an Instructor of History at Penn State Altoona, he served as a seasonal park ranger at Gettysburg National Military Park and Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. Frederick has appeared on C-SPAN, PBS, in numerous independent documentaries, and on Turner Classic Movies as a guest host. He has also received awards for his teaching skills and efforts on behalf of student veterans. Learn more about Frederick on his website at www.jaredfrederick.com and follow him on Facebook at Historian Jared Frederick.