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World War II a military and social history

Childers, Thomas 1946- (Author). Teaching Company. (Added Author).

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Homer Public Library GC-DVD 940.54 CHI V.1 000061427 Great Courses -- Video Place on copy / volume Available -
Homer Public Library GC-DVD 940.54 CHI V.2 000061431 Great Courses -- Video Place on copy / volume Available -
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Record details

  • ISBN: 9791565855860
  • ISBN: 9781565855861
  • ISBN: 1565855868
  • Physical Description: 6 videodiscs (ca. 900 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 3 guidebooks (43, 50, 45 p. ; 22 cm.)
  • Publisher: Chantilly, Va. : Teaching Co., c1998.

Content descriptions

General Note:
"Course no. 810."
30 lectures (30 min. each).
Three part set in three containers.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (guidebooks).
Formatted Contents Note:
Part 1: Lecture 1. The origins of the second world war -- lecture 2. Hitler's challenge to the international system, 1933-1936 -- lecture 3. The failure of the international system -- lecture 4. The coming of war -- lecture 5. Blitzkrieg -- lecture 6. The German offensive in the west -- lecture 7. "Their finest hour"--Britain alone -- lecture 8. The battle of Britain -- lecture 9. Hitler moves east -- lecture 10. The Germans before Moscow.
Part 2: Lecture 11. The war in Asia -- lecture 12. The Japanese gamble -- lecture 13. The height of Japanese power -- lecture 14. Turning the tide in the Pacific--Midway and Guadalcanal -- lecture 15. The war in north Africa -- lecture 16. War in the Mediterranean--the invasion of Sicily and Italy -- lecture 17. Stalingrad--the turning point on the eastern front -- lecture 18. Eisenhower and Operation Overlord -- lecture 19. D-Day to Paris -- lecture 20. Operation Market Garden and the Battle of the Bulge.
Part 3: Lecture 21. Advance across the Pacific -- lecture 22. Turning point in the southwest Pacific--Leyte Gulf and the Philippines -- lecture 23. The final drive for Japan--Iwo Jima, Okinawa, and the fire-bombing of Tokyo -- lecture 24. War in the air -- lecture 25. Hitler's new order in Europe -- lecture 26. "This man's army" -- lecture 27. Daily life, culture, and society in wartime -- lecture 28. The race for Berlin -- lecture 29. Truman, the bomb, and the end of the war in the Pacific -- lecture 30. The costs of the war.
Participant or Performer Note:
Lectures by Thomas Childers, Professor of history at the University of Pennsylvania.
Summary, etc.:
This course examines one of the greatest conflicts in human history, World War II. Between 1937 and 1945, 55 million people perished. It was a series of interrelated conflicts; no continent was left untouched, no ocean or sea unaffected.
System Details Note:
DVD.
Subject: World War, 1939-1945 History
World War (1939-1945)
Genre: History.
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