The Final Drive for Japan - Iwo Jima, Okinawa, and the Fire-bombing of Tokyo
Lecture 23 of 30Downloadable Audiobook - 1998
This Lecture: This lecture examines the battles for both Iwo Jima and Okinawa - the two climatic engagements in the final drive for Japan - and follows both the strategic considerations and bloody consequences of these two deadly confrontations. Fully one-third of all marines killed in the Pacific died on Iwo Jima, while one-fifth of all casualties suffered by the Navy in the entire war were sustained in the waters around Okinawa. The Course: 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. World War II taught lessons that none of us can ever study enough. Professor Thomas Childers uses the dual perspective of military and social history. All Lectures: 1. The Origins of the Second World War 2. Hitler's Challenge to the International System, 1933-1936 3. The Failure of the International System 4. The Coming of War 5. Blitzkrieg 6. The German Offensive in the West 7. "Their Finest Hour" - Britain Alone 8. The Battle of Britain 9. Hitler Moves East 10. The Germans Before Moscow 11. The War in Asia 12. The Japanese Gamble 13. The Height of Japanese Power 14. Turning the Tide in the Pacific - Midway and Guadalcanal 15. The War in North Africa 16. War in the Mediterranean - The Invasions of Sicily and Italy 17. Stalingrad - The Turning Point on the Eastern Front 18. Eisenhower and Operation Overlord 19. D-Day to Paris 20. Operation Market Garden and the Battle of the Bulge 21. Advance Across the Pacific 22. Turning Point in the Southwest Pacific - Leyte Gulf and the Philippines 23. The Final Drive for Japan - Iwo Jima, Okinawa, and the Fire-Bombing of Tokyo 24. War in the Air 25. Hitler's New Order in Europe 26. "The Man's Army" 27. Daily Life, Culture, and Society in Wartime 28. The Race for Berlin 29. Truman, the Bomb, and the End of the War in the Pacific 30. The Costs of War
Publisher: [United States] : The Great Courses, 1998
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