2019 Speaker Series

May 19, 2019

BEYOND THE BEACH: The Allied War Against France

Stephen A. Bourque, Ph.D.


Beyond the Beach examines the Allied air war against France in 1944. During this period, General Dwight David Eisenhower, as Supreme Allied Commander, took control of all American, British, and Canadian air units and employed them for tactical and operational purposes over France rather than as a strategic force to attack targets deep in Germany

Stephen A. Bourque is Professor Emeritus of military history at the School of Advanced Military Studies, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. He left the US Army in 1992 after twenty years enlisted and commissioned service, with duty stations in the United States, Germany, and the Middle East. Dr. Bourque has taught at several colleges and universities including Georgia State University, Kennesaw State University, California State University-Northridge, the University of Kansas, and the Command and General Staff College. He continues teaching with Norwich University and leads groups to Europe with Stephen Ambrose Historical Tours.


Mr. Bourque's book will be available for purchase.

The lecture will be at 1:00 p.m. the day of the event.

Museum Members Free - General public $20.00 (includes admission to the Museum)

Seating is limited so please order early. If there are any seats open on the day of the event, they will be available on a first-come basis. If you have any questions, please call the Museum at (860) 623-3305.

Museum members can make reservations here, and non-members can make reservations here.

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