FDR, the Ferdinand Magellan, and D-Day – a Miami Book Talk, Feb. 18

The 75th anniversary of the 1944 Normandy Invasion, D-Day, will be commemorated in 2019. Few people know that, ten months earlier on a remote siding in Canada,  aboard his private railroad car, the Ferdinand Magellan, President Franklin D. Roosevelt came to his personal decision to champion the liberation strategy that would begin with D-Day, Operation Overlord. Presidents’ Day, February 18, 2019, come and hear the fascinating story in Miami beside this famous car of U.S. Presidents at the Gold Coast Railroad Museum. I will give a talk on Advocating Overlord and how FDR came to this crucial decision alongside the Ferdinand Magellan.  The car, also used by Presidents Truman, Eisenhower and Reagan, now is a National Historic Landmark carefully preserved by the museum. The talk will start at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, February 18. Admission to the talk is $5.00 to the public and free to museum members. The Gold Coast Railroad Museum is located at 12450 SW 152nd Street, Miami, FL 33177-1402. The museum’s telephone number is 305-253-0063.

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