Twentynine Palms Historical Society
29 Palms, California
"What draws us into the desert is the search for something intimate in the remote." ~Edward Abbey
The 2017-2018 Second Friday Lecture Series continues...
Friday, March 9th at 7:00pm
General Patton in the Mojave Desert
by Michael Ables, Executive Director, Patton Museum
Join Michael Ables, Executive Director of the Patton Museum, in an exciting lecture on "General Patton in the Mojave Desert". In January 1942, just a month after the United States entered the war, German troops under the command of Field Marshall Rommel started pushing toward Egypt, threatening the Suez Canal. The British experienced great diculty ghting an enemy well versed and able in the use of tanks as a tactical weapon in the desert. It was evident that U.S. troops would have to engage in a desert campaign. There was no background for such an engagement in the history of U.S. warfare. Major General George S. Patton, Jr. was designated to establish the Desert Training Center for the purpose of training men and machines for action under the harsh conditions of the African deserts.
Sponsored by the Desert Institute at Joshua Tree National Park and the Twentynine Palms Historical Society, this lecture is held at the Old Schoolhouse Museum, 6760 National Park Drive, Twentynine Palms, on Friday, January 12 at 7 pm. This lecture is open to the public and costs $5 per person at the door. Door opens at 6:15 and seating is limited, so arrive early. No standees permitted.
Optional dinner with speaker at 5 pm at the 29 Palms Inn, reservations are limited and attendees are responsible for their own meal. If interested in dinner please RSVP to Patty at 760-367-5535 before Wednesday, February 7th.
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