D-Day: Invasion of Normandy

In remembrance of D Day June 6, 1944 the Lymes’ Senior Center is sponsoring a two part program on D-Day, Invasion of Normandy by Kelvin W. Cole. The programs will be held on Tuesdays, June 6 and June 13 from 1:00 – 2:30 pm. Guest speaker Kelvin W. Cole is a frequent presenter on historical subjects who will share his personal slides from his extensive travels abroad.

On June 6, Mr. Cole will give Prelude to D-Day describing the fall of Western Europe to the Nazis and the construction of their defenses and the Atlantic Wall in their bid to keep it.

On June 13 he will continue the presentation with D-Day: N-O-R-M-A-N-D-Y describing the “Perfect Storm” of events that descended upon the Nazi’s “Fortress Europe” and resulted in the Allied victory with the collapse and German surrender eleven months later.   Mr. Cole has educated a variety of audiences ranging from senior citizen groups to high school students, historical societies and public library forums across Connecticut.  He has been an invited speaker in France, the Czech Republic, and Africa (Tunisia).