Untold Normandy, 1944: Why the Fight After D-Day Won WWII in the West


On this anniversary of D-Day, please join us for an exciting talk by Professor David Silbey who will look at the invasion of Europe in June 1944 by the forces of the United States, Britain, and Canada to find out not only what happened on June 6, 1944, but in the weeks afterwards, when World War II was won (and lost!)

Metro: Dupont Circle

***This is a Free event, but RSVP is recommended***


SilbeyHeadShot_0_1_.pngProfessor David Silbey is the associate director of the Cornell in Washington program and a senior lecturer at Cornell. He teaches courses on European history, modern military history, guerilla conflicts, and the role of popular will in waging war. Silbey received his BA from Cornell and his PhD from Duke University.

His first book, The British Working Class and Enthusiasm for War, 1914-1916 was published by Taylor & Francis in 2005. His second book, A War of Empire and Frontier: The Philippine-American War, 1899-1902 was published by Hill & Wang in Spring 2007. His third book, The Boxer Rebellion and the Great Game in China, 1900 was published by Hill & Wang in March 2012. 

Professor Silbey is the resident historian and chaperone extraordinaire for our very popular Columbia-Cornell Civil War History tours.



June 06, 2018 at 7:00pm - 9pm

Georgetown Neighborhood Library

3260 R St NW
Washington, DC 20007
United States

Miyako Yerick

Justin Neal Pamela Quinlan Ricardo Saavedra Joan Habermann Alexa Boncimino errol segall Harvey Leifert Faith Delong David Lynch Claudia Russell Becca Arbacher Kambiz Rahnavardy

Will you come?