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WWII: The Last Year Of Europe's Battles

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Omaha, Juno, Utah, Gold and Sword. The names of the Normandy beaches echo in the annals of World War II history, but the iconic invasion wasn’t the last step of the European campaign.

On Monday's Up to Date, we talk with author Rick Atkinson about his book, The Guns At Last Light, which details the triumphs and failures that followed and ultimately led to V-E Day.

HEAR MORE: Rick Atkinson speaks at 7 p.m. May 20 at Unity Temple on The Plaza, 707 W 47th Street. For ticket information, click here

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Steve Kraske is the host of KCUR's Up To Date. Follow him on Twitter @stevekraske.