HIST 595 (1ON) - Explorations

Expl/WWII: D-Day to V-E Day

Durham   Liberal Arts :: History
Course Delivery Method: Online (no campus visits), EUNH
Credits: 1.0
Term: January 2021 - January Term - online (12/28/2020 - 01/22/2021)
Class Size:   30  
CRN: 30163
See department listings for semester topic. Course meets History major requirement for Group I, II, or III depending on the topic.
Section Comments: Full title - The Great Crusade: WWII from D-Day to V-E Day
Instructors: Henry Saglio

Times & Locations

Start Date End Date Days Time Location
1/5/2021 1/8/2021 Hours Arranged ONLINE
Additional Course Details: 

Eisenhower called it the “Crusade in Europe:” the year-long campaign by America and its allies to liberate Western Europe from Nazi Germany. It was the most complicated endeavor in history, one that confronted the inexperienced American armed forces with unprecedented diplomatic, logistic, and military challenges.  This online course will address the many aspects of the American experience in the European Theater of Operations, from the beaches of Normandy to the snows of Bastogne, from the command tent to the frontline, from the rigors of training camp to the traumas of combat. We will examine the strategy and tactics behind the largest and bloodiest battles ever fought by the United States Army. Above all we will consider how and why ordinary Americans embarked on a “crusade” that liberated Western Europe and brought about the total defeat of Hitler’s Third Reich.