Tactical Intelligence for D-Day, 1944, with Michael Bigelow

When looking at the intelligence aspects of the Normandy invasion, it’s typical to focus on strategic intelligence, especially the use of ULTRA, the Allies’ reading of secret German codes. However, this intelligence only generally influenced the way that the tactical intelligence officers looked at the enemy and terrain facing them on June 6, 1944. In this program, historian Mike Bigelow will explore how the division intelligence officers prepared for their landings on UTAH and OMAHA Beaches.


Retired U.S. Army Lt. Col. Michael E. Bigelow has been the Command Historian for the U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command since 2006. Previously, he served as an active-duty Military Intelligence officer for 22 years. He studied military history under the late Dr. Russel F. Weigley of Temple University.


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June 11, 2024 @ 12:00
12:00 pm — 1:00 pm (1h)

ELC, Virtual (Zoom)