Become a member and save up to 17% on the price of your tickets! Join today If you are already a member, log in to access your member price. Allied Strategy and Operation Overlord: The Great WWII Crusade Evening Lecture/Seminar Tuesday, January 31, 2023 - 6:45 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. ET Add to calendar iCalendar Gmail Yahoo Mail Outlook Outlook.com Code: 1K0335 Select your Tickets Login $25 Member 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 $30 Non-Member Add to cart Reserving your tickets... Resize text U.S. troops advance over the seawall at Utah Beach, 1944 Most Americans know the basic outlines of the D-Day landings of June 6, 1944, the greatest and most complex amphibious invasion in human history. After four and a half years of war, 160,000 British, Canadian, and American soldiers landed in occupied France under the command of Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower. Not as well known, however, is the Allied strategy and planning that led to Operation Overlord. Kevin Weddle, a professor of military theory and strategy at the U.S. Army War College traces the development and deployment of the Allied military strategy for Europe—and the cross-channel invasion known as Operation Overlord. He describes how the bitter disagreements and reluctant compromises between U.S. and British senior military and political leaders put to the test the “special relationship” between the two allies—and how those leaders and their forces came together to fight in the greatest military operation in history. Patron Information If you register multiple individuals, you will be asked to supply individual names and email addresses so they can receive a Zoom link email. Please note that if there is a change in program schedule or a cancellation, we will notify you via email, and it will be your responsibility to notify other registrants in your group. Unless otherwise noted, registration for online programs typically closes two hours prior to the start time on the date of the program. Once registered, patrons should receive an automatic email confirmation from CustomerService@SmithsonianAssociates.org. Separate Zoom link information will be emailed closer to the date of the program. If you do not receive your Zoom link information 24 hours prior to the start of the program, please email Customer Service for assistance. View Common FAQs about our online programs presented on Zoom. This online program is presented on Zoom.