Listen to Ghost Army Part II on History with Mark Bielski

WWII Operation Fortitude dummy tank
Four men easily lift an inflatable, dummy tank.

On the August 30, 2017 episode of History with Mark Bielski, The Ghost Army Part II, author and filmmaker Rick Beyer returns to discuss in further detail the extraordinary deception soldiers better known as the Ghost Army. Rick produced and directed the award-winning PBS documentary The Ghost Army and co-wrote the book, The Ghost Army of World War II.

On September 13, Mark will be posting a podcast, where he will provide a preview of the historical topics he will be covering this fall and the experts who will be joining him. To give you a sneak peek of upcoming episodes, following is the September schedule. Mark your calendars!

History with Mark Bielski Fall Schedule

September 13 – Preview of the lineup through December

Host Mark Bielski provides information on the background of the historical topics he’ll be discussing and the historians who will join him on History with Mark Bielski this fall.

September 20 – Antietam Part I

Gerry Prokopowicz joins Mark to discuss the events leading up to the Battle of Antietam in September 1862. We cover the Second Battle of Manassas (Bull Run) that August, Robert E. Lee’s reasons for taking the Army of Northern Virginia into Maryland and the beginning of the battle.

September 27 – Antietam Part II

Gerry Prokopowicz returns to discuss the battle, its consequences and aftermath and the response from both sides. We include Abraham Lincoln’s writing the the Emancipation Proclamation.

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About Historian Mark Bielski

Mark Bielski is an historian, author, and the director at Stephen Ambrose Historical Tours. He is the author of Sons of the White Eagle in the American Civil War: Divided Poles in a Divided Nation. He also hosts the History with Mark Bielski podcast, where he and his guests, experts in their field of study, delve into the characters, backstories and often the intrigues that drove events throughout history.

Mark’s career has involved academics, history and literature, journalism and publication writing as well as corporate management. He received his Ph.D. in History at the University of Birmingham in England, as well as an M.A. and B.A. in English from Georgetown University and Tulane University, respectively.

As the Director at Stephen Ambrose Historical Tours, he is involved in business and educational development, historical guiding, lecturing and itinerary design for tours that primarily involve World War II in Europe and the American Civil War.

Learn more about Mark Bielski’s books and podcast on his website.

Travel with Mark Bielski on a 2018 Civil War Tour

You can join Mark Bielski on one of our three Civil War Tours in 2018, including our new and exclusive Civil War: War on the Rivers, Rails and Mountains Tour. Mark has an ability to relate history in an engaging way, which coupled with his warmth and sense of humor, makes him a favorite among our guests who have traveled with him.

Learn more about our Civil War: Mississippi River Campaign Tour.

Learn more about our Civil War: This Hallowed Ground Tour.

Learn more about our Civil War: War on the Rivers, Rails and Mountains.

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