Beyond the Beaches: The 1st Infantry Division and Armor in Normandy

Event Details

Mon, Jul 22, 2024
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Cantigny Visitors Center

1S151 Winfield Road
Wheaton, IL 60189
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Join us for a presentation about the 1st Infantry Division and its associated tank units, analyzing their roles during D-Day and the Battle of Normandy. The speaker will examine the experiences of American infantry and armor units, highlighting the challenges they encountered, the strategies employed by the German defenders, and the innovative solutions devised by the troops. Through personal anecdotes and a broader historical context, we explore the dynamics of the Tank-Infantry team and shed light on lesser-known aspects of this pivotal period in military history.

About the Presenter

Matthew Fitzgerald is an Exhibit Facilitator at the First Division Museum at Cantigny. He started his career with the museum in 2018 as a volunteer and later a part-time employee while completing his undergraduate and graduate studies at Marquette University and Norwich University, respectively. With extensive expertise in armored warfare from 1917 to the present, Matthew brings valuable insights to his role at the museum.

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