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World War II in Sicily and Italy

Lucca, Italy, 1944

Lucca, Italy, 1944

New York City
Sunday, August 3, 2014

Pulitzer Prize winning author and military historian Rick Atkinson discusses the significance the invasion of Sicily and the Italian campaign had on the eventual liberation of Europe during World War II. Atkinson details what led up to the invasion of Italy and the rise of prominent Allied commanders, including Dwight D. Eisenhower and George S. Patton. This event is part of the New-York Historical Society’s Bernard and Irene Schwartz Distinguished Speakers lecture series. 

Updated: Monday, August 4, 2014 at 9:50am (ET)

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