FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Dec. 21, 2010
EDITORIAL CONTACT: Gina Logue, 615-898-5081, or WMOT-FM, 615-898-2800
MTSU PROFESSOR LOOKS FORWARD TO WWII LEARNING EXPERIENCE
Students to Visit Normandy, Dachau, and Other Compelling European Sites
(MURFREESBORO) – Dr. Derek Frisby, assistant professor of history at MTSU, will talk about his upcoming study-abroad trip to some of the pivotal sites of World War II;s European Theater of Operations on the next edition of “MTSU on the Record” with host Gina Logue at 8 a.m. this Sunday, Dec. 26, on WMOT-FM (89.5 and wmot.org).
From May 19-June 23, 2011, Frisby and the students in his “Warfare and Public Memory in Europe” class will tour Normandy, Bastogne, Dachau and the “Eagle’s Nest,” Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler’s retreat in the mountains above Berchtesgarden.
Students also will follow the route of the 101st Airborne Division’s “Band of Brothers.” Tours of Omaha and Utah beaches, Arnhem and the “Battle of the Bulge” site are on the itinerary, as well as the Bayeux Tapestry, Paris, Verdun, Waterloo and Operation Market Garden, a campaign fought in Germany and the Netherlands.
To listen to previous programs, go to http://www.mtsu.edu/news/podcast/podcast2010.shtml. For more information about “MTSU on the Record,” contact Logue at 615-898-5081 or WMOT-FM at 615-898-2800.
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