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Allan Millett, The Siege of Bastogne: The Key To Allied Victory

Allan Millett sits down with Jay Williams to discuss the Siege of Bastogne and explore the impact the Seige had on the Allied victory in the Battle of the Bulge.

Dr. Millett and Jay Williams dive deeper into the Siege of Bastogne, exploring how it was the key to Allied victory in the Battle of the Bulge. The lecture will cover the lead up to the Siege, focusing on the significance to both sides of the city of Bastogne; the attack itself and its effects on the Allies and German commanders and servicemen; and then the aftermath and legacy - felt by the Allied victors and the citizens of the town itself. 

Allan R. Millett received the 2008 Pritzker Military Museum & Library Literature Award for Lifetime Achievement in Military Writing.

Dr. Millett is a specialist in the history of American military policy and twentieth century wars and military institutions. He is also a specialist of international stature on the history of the Korean War. In December 2005, Dr. Millett was named professor emeritus at The Ohio State University where since 1969 he directed 68 doctoral dissertations to completion, a national record in his specialty.  In January 2006, he began a professional appointment in history at the University of New Orleans as Director of the Eisenhower Center for American Studies. He also serves as the senior military advisor at The National World War II Museum in New Orleans.

John Allen Williams, USNR (Ret.) is a former Professor of Political Science at Loyola University Chicago and holds degrees from Grinnell College (B.A.) and the University of Pennsylvania (M.A. and Ph.D.). His writings include works on military strategy, military forces and missions, catastrophic terrorism, defense organization, civil-military relations, military culture, military professionalism and leadership, personnel issues, professional military education, as well as strategic policy.