The Two Georges: Marshall and Patton

October 11, 2018

Please join us for

“The Two Georges: Marshall and Patton”
with Chris Kolakowski

A part of the George C. Marshall Legacy Series sponsored by Carnegie Corporation of New York

Thursday, October 11, 2018
5:30 pm with reception to follow.

Pogue Auditorium
George C. Marshall Foundation
VMI Parade, Lexington, Virginia

George S. Patton, Jr. is one of the most famous U.S. combat generals of World War II. His campaigns in North Africa, Sicily, and Central Europe remain subjects of fascination and study. Yet behind Patton’s successes stood George Marshall, who both enabled and protected Patton. This talk will examine the twists and turns of this relationship, which meant much for Allied victory.

Christopher L. Kolakowski is Director of the MacArthur Memorial in Norfolk, Va. He has written and spoken on various aspects of military history from 1775 to the present. He has published three books on Civil War campaigns in Virginia, Kentucky, and Tennessee, and one book on the 1941-42 defense of the Philippines. He is currently working on a book about the 1944 India-Burma Campaigns.

Reservations required by email to or by calling Leigh McFaddin at 540-463-7103. Seating will be first come, first served. Members and students will be admitted free; non-members will pay $15 at the door.

You are invited to walk through the special exhibition, “Frenemies: Friend of Today, Enemy of Tomorrow,” on display in the Lower Gallery.