WWII Author to Speak at Millburn Library
John W. Lanza, of Caldwell, to discuss his book "Shot Down Over Italy-A True Story of Courage and Survival in Nazi-occupied Italy during World War II".
Love learning about history?
Consider yourself a buff on World War II?
Well then you're in luck! New Jersey's own World War II's Book Club is meeting Tuesday night at Millburn's Public Library at 7.
In their first meeting of the new year, Caldwell resident John W. Lanza, the author of "Shot Down Over Italy-A True Story of Courage and Survival in Nazi-occupied Italy during World War II" is set to speak.
According to Google books, the historical account describes "a B-25 bomber with a seven-man crew was shot down over Nazi-occupied Italy on May 26, 1944. At the time, Italy was a battleground in a complex, controversial, drawn-out and bloody war of attrition. When disaster struck, the fate of each crew member rested, first, on the ability of the pilot to control the ship so they could bail out; and, second, on who reached them first when they hit the ground-Mussolini's Fascists, Hitler's Nazis, or the partisans that formed the Italian Resistance."
The next few meetings for those interested are:
- Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013: William B. Rogers, Ph.D. and Associate Dean of the Casperson School at Drew University will lecture on the campaign in the Pacific Theatre during World War II.
- Tuesday, March 19, 2013: Stephan Talty will provide a lecture on his book Agent Garbo - The Brilliant, Eccentric Secret Agent Who Tricked Hitler & Saved D-Day.
Dues for the book club are $25 a year for a single membership and $30 for an entire family. For more information check out its website.