In the second volume of his epic trilogy about the liberation of Europe in World War II, Pulitzer Prize winner Rick Atkinson tells the harrowing story of the campaigns in Sicily and Italy.
Rick Atkinson (An Army At Dawn, The Day of Battle) and The National WWII Museum President & CEO, Dr. Nick Mueller, discuss The Guns at Last Light, the final book in his epic "Liberation Trilogy." In the first installment of this "sneak peek" video series, the author shares just a few of his discoveries regarding the Normandy invasion — making it clear that even in regards to the most well known battles of WWII, there is always more to learn and discover.
In the seventh, and final installment, Rick discusses Eisenhower’s strategy change in regards to taking Berlin and the “fiction” of the National Redoubt.
In the sixth installment, Rick discusses the Allies failure to fully secure Antwerp by securing the Scheldt River in a timely manner.
In the fifth installment, Rick discusses tensions that existed between Eisenhower and Montgomery.
In the fourth installment, Rick details the invasion of southern France and one of General Dwight D. Eisenhower’s most controversial decisions.
In the third installment, Rick tells the story of John K. Waters and his involvement in General George Patton’s ill-advised raid on Hammelburg prison camp.
In the second installment of this “sneak peek” video series, Rick introduces us to a lesser-known member of the famous Roosevelt clan.
Rick Atkinson discusses 'The Guns at Last Light: The War in Western Europe, 1944-1945' on Morning Joe.
Rick Atkinson discusses 'The Guns at Last Light: The War in Western Europe, 1944-1945' with Steve Inskeep on NPR's Morning Edition.