Marshall and the President, 1943

May 11, 2017

5:30 PM

Please join us for

“Marshall and the President, 1943″

by Nigel Hamilton

Several times in 1943 command of the invasion of northern France was promised to General George Marshall, its architect and chief advocate. FDR gave the coveted command to General Dwight D. Eisenhower, assuring Ike, not Marshall, would win the highest battle honors of the war. Why? Dr. Nigel Hamilton, who has been studying Franklin Roosevelt as U.S. Commander in Chief in WWII, offers a fresh perspective on one of the most debated promotions in history.

A part of the George C. Marshall Legacy Series presented by Carnegie Corporation of New York

Thursday, May 11, 2017
5:30 pm with reception to follow

Pogue Auditorium
George C. Marshall Foundation
VMI Parade, Lexington, Virginia

Reservations required by calling Leigh McFaddin at 540-463-7103, ext. 138 or by email to reservations@marshallfoundation.org. Seating will be first come, first served. Members and students will be admitted free; non-members will pay $15 at the door.

You are invited to see the special exhibition, “Six Degrees of Marshall,” that is on display in the Lower Gallery.

Nigel Hamilton

Nigel Hamilton is an award-winning Anglo-American historian and biographer, currently completing the third volume of his FDR at War trilogy. Dr. Hamilton is best known for Monty, his three-volume study of WWII field commander, Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery. Dr. Hamilton’s many books have been translated into 17 languages. He divides his time between Boston, where he is Senior Fellow in the McCormack Graduate School, University of Massachusetts Boston, and New Orleans, Louisiana.