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Event Name: GCMIC Speakers Series with Dr. Mitchell Yockelson -- SOLD OUT
Start Date: 3/21/2017 11:00:00 PM
End Date: 3/21/2017 11:00:00 PM

Dr. Mitchell Yockelson, “George C. Marshall and John J. Pershing: A Relationship that Propelled the American Army to Victory in World War I.”

Tuesday, March 21, 7:00 p.m.


Location: The Marshall House, 217 Edwards Ferry Road, Leesburg, VA

Admission: $20 per person (tax deductible)

RSVP Required.  Please contact GCMIC by emailing events@georgecmarshall.org or calling 703-777-1301.

Best known for his leadership as chief of staff during World War II and his monumental plan afterward to rebuild Europe, George C. Marshall's contribution in the Great War was just as significant. Based upon his recent book, Forty-Seven Days: How Pershing's Warriors Came of Age to Defeat the German Army in World War I, Dr. Mitch Yockelson will discuss Marshall's role as the architect of stunning victories over the Germans in the 1918 battles of St. Mihiel and Meuse-Argonne while an operations officer in the American First Army under General John J. Pershing.

Mitchell Yockelson, the recipient of the Army Historical Foundation’s Distinguished Writing Award, is an archivist with the National Archives and former professor of military history at the United States Naval Academy. His work has been featured in the New York Times, Washington Post, and the Los Angeles Times, and he has appeared on 60 Minutes, Fox News, PBS, and the History Channel. He is the author of three earlier books: Borrowed Soldiers: Americans under British Command, 1918, named one of the best military history books by The Independent (UK) in 2008; MacArthur: America’s General, and Grant: Savior of the Union. An historical adviser to the U.S. World War One Centennial Commission, Yockelson regularly leads tours of World War I battlefields for the Smithsonian Journeys and New York Times Journeys series, and frequently lectures on military history. He lives in Annapolis.

Parking is available at The Shops at The Marshall House located at 312 East Market Street, the Loudoun County Government parking garage located on Loudoun Street (between Harrison and Church streets) and metered spots in downtown Leesburg. There is no public access from Edwards Ferry Road. Only handicapped parking is permitted on the grounds.

 



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