A Foundation of WCC Arts and Humanities Speaker Series lecture
The North Africa campaign presented a series of challenges for the American military. Why did the United States commit land forces to first fight the Germans in Africa instead of France? How well would the English-American alliance function in battle? Would French forces in North Africa welcome or oppose an Allied invasion? Could the United States Army develop the leadership and fighting capabilities to defeat the Nazis? All of these questions will be explored and answered in this lecture.
Dr. Roy W. Heidicker is the historian for the 4th Fighter Wing and an adjunct professor at the University of Mount Olive. Also, he is president of the North Carolina Military History Round Table and enjoys a local following of those interested in World War II.
Contact: Emily Byrd, email@example.com, 919-739-7022.