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Dwight D. Eisenhower
 Presidential Library and Museum 
PO Box 339   200 SE 4th Street   Abilene, KS 67410   785.263.6700   877.RING.IKE  
April 25, 2014 
Samantha Kenner, Communications Director
785.263.6764  |  877.RING.IKE 
Historian to Present "Normandy: Before
 and After D-Day" in Abilene and Salina
ABILENE, Kan. -  Historian Dominique Francois will present "Normandy: Before and After D-Day" in two locations on Friday, May 2. The first program will be held at 1 p.m. in the Eisenhower Presidential Library building auditorium. A limited number of Francois' book "Normandy: From D-Day to the Breakout: June 6-July 31, 1944" will be available for purchase.

Francois will later speak in Salina at 7 p.m. in Sams Chapel on the Kansas Wesleyan University campus. Francois will present a visual program and discuss the Nazi occupation of Normandy, the Allied invasion and liberation of France. Francois' father grew up in Normandy and witnessed first-hand these events.

A French military historian, Francois specializes in D-Day and the subsequent Normandy military campaign. He has written 15 books on the subject and has served as a consultant for the History Channel, NBC Channel and Inertia Films. He currently resides in Normandy, France.


Francois' presentation at the Eisenhower Presidential Library and Kansas Wesleyan University is made possible through the generosity of the William T. Kemper Foundation.  

This program supplements the World War II Remembered: Leaders, Battles & Heroes exhibit currently on display in the Museum. The exhibit is a three-year commemoration of WWII marking the 70th anniversaries of the war and its aftermath as told through personal stories.  

These programs and exhibits are only made possible through private donations to the Eisenhower Foundation. The World War II Remembered exhibit has a number of extremely generous sponsors including the Emma Balsiger Foundation, Dane G. Hansen Foundation, and the William T. Kemper Foundation. A complete list of exhibit donors and information on how you can be a sponsor can be found on www.eisenhower.archives.gov.
The Eisenhower Presidential Library, Museum and Boyhood Home, a nonpartisan federal institution, is part of the Presidential Libraries network operated by the National Archives and Records Administration. Presidential Libraries promote understanding of the presidency and the American experience. We preserve and provide access to historical materials, support research, and create interactive programs and exhibits that educate and inspire.
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