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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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When I host Up To Date each morning at 9 a.m., my aim is to engage the community in conversations about the Kansas City area’s challenges, hopes and opportunities. I try to ask the questions that listeners want answered about the day’s most pressing issues and provide a place for residents to engage directly with newsmakers. My email is steve@kcur.org.