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Central RED Society to Present “D-Day: Normandy to Paris, June-August 1944”

Featured: Central RED Society to Present “D-Day: Normandy to Paris, June-August 1944”

August 9, 2022

Central College’s Central RED Society will present “D-Day: Normandy to Paris, June-August 1944” with Mark Barloon, senior lecturer of history, on Monday, Aug. 29.

Dinner will be served at 5:30 p.m. in Harry and Bernice Vermeer Banquet Hall, Central’s Graham Conference Center. The presentation begins at 6 p.m. The cost is $15, and a cash bar will be available during dinner only.

This presentation will examine the notorious events of the Allied amphibious assaults against Hitler’s Atlantic Wall. It also will discuss the masterminds and figureheads of those who instigated this attack along with the conquering of Normandy and France. Finally, this presentation will uncover the details of liberating Paris. A night of transcending through history awaits members of this presentation.

Barloon will share the influential details of these prime events in history. A native of Northeast Iowa, he utilized his skills by working as an intelligence officer after college. His education includes a B.A. in history from Iowa State University, an M.A. in history from the University of Iowa and a Ph.D. in history from the University of North Texas. Barloon has taught at Central for the past 20 years.

Central RED (Ready to Engage and Discover) is a volunteer-driven, lifelong learning and social organization with an abiding partnership with Central alumni and friends who wish to share knowledge, talents and experiences.

To celebrate Central RED’s 10-year anniversary, no membership fee will be charged from June 1, 2022, to May 31, 2023. All classes and workshops are available for the public to attend. You must register and pay meal costs in advance for each class you will be attending.

No affiliation with Central is required to join. For more information, visit central.edu/red or contact Mary Benedict by email at benedictm@central.edu or phone at 641-628-7641.