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Posted on Jun 1, 2009 in Carlo D'Este, War College

D-Day, Sixty Five Years Later

June 6, 2009 will mark the 65th anniversary of D-Day, when the eyes of the world were focused on a 50-mile stretch of the Normandy coast. It is hard for those living in freedom today to imagine just what the news of the Allied landings really meant.

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Posted on Mar 26, 2008 in Carlo D'Este, Stuff We Like

Practicing History: The William E. Colby Military Writers’ Symposium

We have never avoided the hard issues that are central to the public’s understanding. This month I’m taking the opportunity to highlight one of the finest military programs in the United States. Now in its 13th year, the William E. Colby Military Writers’ Symposium has established itself as a premier forum for the discussion of military history, military intelligence operations and international affairs. Since its inception it has brought to my alma mater, Norwich University in Northfield, Vermont—the nation’s oldest private military college—over 82 top authors, historians, journalists, and filmmakers for a two-day event consisting of open forums, lectures and a public panel presentation. In 2008, the symposium is poised for yet another residency of inspired debate, discussion and sharing of knowledge. What began as an experiment quickly evolved into a program of national prominence. As you will see, the program is also ably supported by Armchair General magazine. From an idea to reality: A Brief History of the Colby Symposium A program to bring influential writers to the...

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