The Department of French, Francophone and Italian Studies presents
Gary Lee Kraut, “American Memories in France:Exploring Normandy and other American War Sites in France”
Tuesday, February 18, 2014 7 pm in the College of Charleston’s Wells Fargo Auditorium, Beatty Center, 5 Liberty Street
Free and open to the public
Co-sponsored by the Alliance Française de Charleston http://www.a-f-charleston.com
On the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the D-Day Landing and the 100th anniversary of the start of the First World War, Gary Lee Kraut’s insightful illustrated lecture examines the war sites in France and why visiting them is pertinent to Americans of all ages, though they live far removed from the old battlefields of Europe. He will explain how war tourism can be a uniquely personal form of travel and will speak of some of the fascinating people he’s met during his work as a travel writer and traveling lecturer, including WWII vets and their children and grandchildren.
Travel writer and journalist Gary Lee Kraut has lived in Paris for 25 years. Author of five guidebooks to Paris and France and of hundreds of articles about travel and culture, he is the editor of the online travel and culture magazine France Revisited, www.francerevisited.com.
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