The Battle of Normandy and the End of World War II: Reflections on the 75th Anniversary of D-Day
May 4 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
A Distinguished Scholar Seminar featuring Gerhard Weinberg
The D-Day landings on the Normandy Beaches on June 6, 1944, marked a turning point in World War II, yet the meaning of this event was shaped by other strategic actions before and after the D-Day assault.This seminar, which comes on the eve of the D-Day anniversary of the Normandy campaign, offers the unique perspectives of UNC-Chapel Hill’s distinguished emeritus historian Gerhard Weinberg. Professor Weinberg will use this 75th anniversary of D-Day to reflect on the broader context of the political and military conflicts that preceded and followed the famous Normandy landings. More generally, this seminar will examine America’s role in the last phases of World War II and analyze how the Battle of Normandy provided a military strategy for the ultimate Allied victory.
The Background of German Victories in the West
The Controversy Between Roosevelt and Churchill over the Strategy to Defeat Hitler
The D-Day Landing and Fighting in Normandy
The Path to Victory in Europe
TIME AND COST
9:15am-4:30pm, May 4. The tuition is $125 ($115 until January 18). Tuition for teachers is $62.50 ($57.50 until January 18). Teachers can also receive a $75 stipend after attending (click here for more information) and 10 contact hours for 1 unit of renewal credit. The optional lunch on Saturday is $15.00.
Discounts are available for UNC students, faculty, & staff. See our UNC Student, Staff, & Faculty Discounted Registration Policy here.
Co-Sponsored by the General Alumni Association.
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Register here or call us at 919.962.1544.Registrants will receive a packet containing background readings, a map to the seminar location, and more about 3-4 weeks before the program date. After the program: a recording of the event for attendees here