Francois Gauthron, the author of Colors of War: Not Black and White but Nuances of Gray, will speak at the National Infantry Museum Wednesday, December 12, 2018.
Gauthron’s new book studies the motivations behind the leaders of both the Allies and the Axis Powers, suggesting they were sometimes led astray by personal agendas, politics, even stubbornness.
Gauthron has a unique perspective on World War II, having grown up in Bayeux, France, not far from the famous D-Day landing site of Omaha Beach. His grandmother had escaped from the Bolsheviks and married a French farmer, and told stories of what it was like for civilians during the German occupation of Normandy. Gauthron now owns and operates a successful battlefield tour business, bringing to life the historic locales of WWII.
There will be an opportunity to meet the author, purchase his book and get it signed during a reception in the museum lobby at 5:30 p.m. on December 12. The presentation will follow at 6:00 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.
The National Infantry Museum Foundation Lecture Series is offered in partnership with The Hughston Clinic. The series was launched in 2005 in honor of Jack C. Hughston, M.D. It features contemporary speakers focusing on the subjects of leadership, courage, duty and honor.