Road to Victory: The Untold Story of World War II’s Red Ball Express
National D-Day Memorial Presents Black History Month Program
On Tuesday, February 26 at noon, The National D-Day Memorial will host guest author David P. Colley at the Bedford Welcome Center. Colley will discuss his widely acclaimed book Road to Victory which highlights the Red Ball Express, one of World War II’s largest logistics operations manned primarily by African-American soldiers. The Red Ball Express transported 12,500 tons of ammunition, food, and fuel each day from August 25, 1944 through November 16, 1944 often while being strafed by the German Luftwaffe or in the line of enemy fire. Without the efforts of the Red Ball Express, it would have been impossible for American troops to push the Germans out of France and into Berlin. David Colley is a full time writer from Easton, Pennsylvania who specializes in military history. He has written five books on World War II.
Visitors are encouraged to bring their lunch and enjoy the discussion. Colley’s book on the Red Ball Express will be for sale at the lecture and a booksigning will take place immediately after the presentation. This program is free to the public, though donations are welcome and appreciated. For more information, contact the National D-Day Memorial at (540) 586-3329. This lecture is part of the Memorial’s annual series of educational programs. For more information about this and other National D-Day Memorial lectures and programs, visit www.dday.org or call (800) 351-DDAY.