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Aug 07 2018


7:00 pm



The Longest Winter: Lecture and Book Signing

On the morning of December 16, 1944, eighteen men of the 99th Infantry Division’s Intelligence and Reconnaissance platoon found themselves directly in the path of Hitler’s massive Ardennes offensive. Despite being vastly outnumbered, they were told to hold their position “at all costs.” Throughout the day, the platoon repulsed three German assaults in a fierce day-long battle, killing hundreds of German soldiers. Only after running out of ammunition did they surrender. But their long winter was just beginning as prisoners in Hitler’s brutal POW camps.
Alex Kershaw is the author of several best-selling books about WWII, including The Bedford Boys.

Admission is $8.00 per person for non-members and $3.00 for Wright Museum members, unless otherwise noted.  Because of limited seating, we strongly encourage you to make reservations by calling603-569-1212.  Doors open at 6:00 p.m., program begins at 7:00 p.m.

The 2018 Educational Programs are sponsored by Ron Goodgame and Donna Canney.