Please join us on Tuesday, September 1, 2015 from 7:00PM - 8:30PM in the auditorium of the Lutheran Theological Seminary for Camp Sharpe's "Psycho Boys": From Gettysburg to Germany
The program will be presented by Dr. Beverly Eddy, professor emerita of German at Dickinson College in Carlisle, PA.
Camp Sharpe's "Psycho Boys": From Gettysburg to Germany is the title of her latest book which draws upon company histories, memoirs, and interviews, tracing the history of the men of the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th Mobile Radio Broadcasting Companies during World War II. It begins with the establishment of a secret camp in Gettysburg, PA, and the specialized training in military intelligence and propaganda services that the men received there. It then follows these men abroad: to further training in Britain, to the D-Day landings, Battle of the Bulge, Conquest of Germany, and liberation of the concentration camps. It includes stories from those German- and Austrian-born men from Sharpe who returned in U.S. army uniform to their old hometowns, and concludes with a discussion of the soldiers' immediate postwar activities as translators, interpreters, radio broadcasters, and journalists in the American zones of occupation in Germany and Austria.
This program is free and open to the public thanks to the generous sponsorship from ACNB Bank.
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