Legacy Lecture

The Haydn Williams WWII Memorial Legacy Lecture is an annual public lecture series that features preeminent historians and others speaking on the lasting significance and impact of World War II on America and the world.

9th Annual Haydn Williams World War II Memorial Legacy Lecture

featuring best-selling author Alex Kershaw

TBD, November 2021

National Defense University
Lincoln Hall Auditorium, 260 5th Avenue SW, Fort McNair, Washington, DC

Alex Kershaw is the author of numerous books on World War II, including the New York Times best-sellers The Bedford Boys and The Longest Winter. His 2012 book, The Liberator: One World War II Soldier’s 500-Day Odyssey from the Beaches of Sicily to the Gates of Dachau, was recently made into a drama series aired by Netflix in 2020. Kershaw’s latest book, The First Wave: The D-Day Warriors Who Led the Way to Victory in World War II, was published in 2019 to mark the 75th anniversary of D-Day and was a national best-seller. Kershaw’s journalism has appeared in many magazines and newspapers since 1990, and he has also worked as a screenwriter and in television, penning an award-winning 2004 documentary on Bobby Kennedy. Since 2012, Kershaw has led several battlefield tours of Europe and he will be leading a tour of London, Normandy, and Paris for the Friends of the National World War II Memorial in June 2021. Kershaw serves as a member of the Friends of the National World War II Memorial’s Board of Directors.

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The Haydn Williams World War II Memorial Legacy Lecture is made possible through the generous endowment of the late Ambassador F. Haydn Williams, a WWII veteran, former chairman of the American Battle Monuments Commission’s WWII Memorial Site and Design Committee, and chairman emeritus of Friends of the National World War II Memorial.

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