World War II’s Important but Forgotten Battles
A Distinguished Scholar Seminar featuring Gerhard L. Weinberg
OCTOBER 15, 2016
Midway, Stalingrad, D-Day, and the Battle of the Bulge are known to anyone remotely familiar with World War II. These battles turned the tide of the war in favor of the Allies, and they are rightly remembered as signal events in the history of that war. Over six years of conflict, however, there were many battles that still don’t receive the attention they deserve. Join esteemed scholar, Gerhard Weinberg, as he discusses unappreciated battles whose impact on the war was as important as those with more notoriety. From the coasts of Norway, to the deserts of Egypt, the steppes of Ukraine, and the border of India and Burma, great contests determined the war’s outcome but then faded into relative obscurity. Dr. Weinberg will restore their importance in the historical record with his detailed narrative, illustrative anecdotes, and characteristic charm.
The Battles of Narvik
The First Battle of El Alamein
The Bagration Offensive
The Battles of Biak and Imphal-Kohima
Gerhard L. Weinberg is the William Rand Kenan, Jr., Professor of History Emeritus. He is the world’s leading scholar of World War II, author of the award-winning global history of the conflict, A World at Arms, and Hitler’s Foreign Policy 1933-1939: The Road to World War II.
Time & Cost
9:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, October 15, 2016. . The tuition is $125 ($110 by Sept. 1). Tuition for teachers is $62.50 ($55 by Sept. 1). 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 is $15.00.
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