Tuesday, May 1 at 7 pm
Dr. Lee Windsor
Gregg Centre, University of New Brunswick
Who Remembers Canada’s Pivotal Victory in Sicily in 1943?
You are invited to a lecture by Dr. Lee Windsor, deputy director of the Gregg Centre for the Study of War and Society at the University of New Brunswick, on important new findings about Canada’s role in the Allied invasion of Sicily in 1943.
Time: 7 p.m.
Where: The Albany Club, 91 King St. East, Toronto
Dr. Windsor will outline the preliminary findings of the Gregg Centre’s research, showing how the Canadian forces — who opened the 38-day struggle for Sicily in a minor supporting role — came to spearhead the Allied push. Dr. Windsor will describe the dramatic mountain battles that decided the campaign, helped turn the tide of the Second World War and opened the road to victory in Europe.
Dr. Windsor is deputy director of the Gregg Centre http://www.unb.ca/fredericton/arts/centres/gregg/
and a professor of history at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton. He has researched and written on the Sicilian and Italian campaigns and, since 2003, has guided students, soldiers and the general public around the battlefields of Sicily. Dr. Windsor and the Gregg Centre are also contributing partners to Operation Husky 2013, the Citizen’s Memorial Campaign in Sicily.
Operation Husky 2013 is a Canada Company-supported event.