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World War II : a military and social history

Author: Thomas Childers; Teaching Company.
Publisher: Chantilly, Va. : Teaching Co., [2007], ©1998.
Series: Great courses (DVD)., Modern history.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Course examines World War II, its causes and costs.
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Genre/Form: Filmed lectures
History
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Childers; Teaching Company.
ISBN: 1565855868 9781565855861
OCLC Number: 221666114
Notes: "Course no. 810."
Lectures 1-30 of 30 lectures on 6 discs in 3 containers.
Course guidebook includes lecture outlines and notes, a time line, glossary, biographical notes, and bibliography.
Performer(s): Taught by: Professor Thomas Childers, University of Pennsylvania.
Description: 6 videodiscs (approximately 900 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 course guidebook (iv, 117 pages ; 20 cm).
Details: DVD format.
Contents: pt. 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 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. pt. 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 invasions 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. pt. 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.
Series Title: Great courses (DVD)., Modern history.
Other Titles: World War Two
World War 2
Responsibility: Thomas Childers.

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Course examines World War II, its causes and costs.

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