Normandy pilgrimage: History come to life

Photo by Peter Finney Jr. | CLARION HERALD

WWII historian and author Ron Drez Sr. – who will lead the Clarion Herald’s visit to the beaches of Normandy during a June 11-23 pilgrimage that will also include the shrines of France – explains why the Nazi war machine never suspected an Allied invasion in Normandy, how subterfuge by double agents foiled the Germans from making proper preparations and how the Normandy invasion differs from every other major campaign in military history. Videos of his talk are posted at For more information on the pilgrimage, go to or call 834-4951.


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