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Webinar Highlights New Book on Operation Husky

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Monday, November 16, 2020

The author of Sicily ’43: The First Assault on Fortress Europe, an in-depth look at Operation Husky, speaks Nov. 19 in a webinar hosted by the Association of the U.S. Army.

James Holland, an internationally acclaimed historian, writer and broadcaster, appears as part of AUSA’s Thought Leaders webinar series.

The event begins at 10 a.m. Eastern time. The event is free, but registration is required here.

Holland is the author of Normandy ’44, Big Week and The Rise of Germany. His bestselling histories include Fortress Malta: An Island Under Siege, The Battle of Britain, Dam Busters and The War in the West. He has written nine works of historical fiction and presented several television programs and series, including the BBC’s The Battle for Malta, according to his website.

In his latest book, Sicily ’43, Holland writes about the largest amphibious invasion ever mounted.

On July 10, 1943, more than 160,000 American, British and Canadian troops came ashore or were parachuted onto Sicily, signaling the start of the campaign to defeat Nazi Germany on European soil.

Operation Husky, as it was known, involved dramatic battles on land, in the air and at sea.

Drawing from his own battlefield studies in Sicily and new research, Sicily ’43 provides a new perspective on a major turning point in World War II.