World War II a military & social history /

A set of thirty lectures (in three parts) examining the greatest conflict in human history, the Second World War.

Main Author: Childers, Thomas, 1946-
Other Authors: Teaching Company.
Format: Cassette
Language: English
Published: Springfield, VA : Teaching Co., [1998]
Physical Description: 15 audiocassettes : analog, Dolby processed + 3 course guides (22 cm.)
Series: Great courses on tape (Audiocassette)
Table of Contents:
  • pt. 1: The origins of the Second World War ; Hitler's challenge to the international system, 1933-1936 ; The failure of the international system ; The coming of war ; Blitzkrieg ; The German offensive in the West ; "Their finest hour", Britain alone ; The battle of Britain ; Hitler moves east ; The Germans before Moscow
  • pt. 2: The war in Asia ; The Japanese gamble ; The height of Japanese power ; Turning the tide in the Pacific, Midway and Guadalcanal ; The war in North Africa ; War in the Mediterranean, the invasion of Sicily and Italy ; Stalingrad, the turning point on the eastern front ; Eisenhower and Operation Overlord ; D-day to Paris ; Operation Market Garden and the Battle of the Bulge
  • pt. 3: Advance across the Pacific ; Turning point in the Southwest Pacific, Leyte Gulf and the Philippines ; The final drive for Japan, Iwo Jima, Okinawa, and the fire-bombing of Tokyo ; War in the air ; Hitler's new order in Europe ; "This man's army" ; Daily life, culture, and society in wartime ; The race for Berlin ; Truman, the bomb, and the end of the war in the Pacific ; The costs of war.