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Reflections on D-Day

June 7 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


Learn about the Allied D-Day invasion at a free lunch & learn program at the Greensboro History Museum.

The preparations for the June 1944 invasion at Normandy began almost two years earlier. The planning and execution of what was the largest amphibious invasion in history involved over a million American GIs on English soil, intricate deception tactics by Allied intelligence and logistics of moving men and thousands of tons of supplies across 100 miles of English Channel to a 50-mile wide beachhead fortified and defended by German troops. Phil Koch will share maps, photos and stories surrounding the June 6 D-Day invasion that we commemorate 75 years later.

Phil Koch was born in New York City and moved to Greensboro in 1975 with his wife, Anne, and four children. He retired from Ciba-Geigy’s agricultural division in 1994. In 2012, Phil returned to college and graduated with a degree in history in 2017 ­– at 82, the oldest ever to graduate from UNC Greensboro. He has a special interest in twentieth-century history – having experienced much of it personally.

Bring your own lunch or call 336-373-2982 to order a box lunch for purchase.

Image credit: Library of Congress


June 7
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm