The War in Asia

The War in Asia

Lecture 11 of 30

Downloadable Audiobook - 1998
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This Lecture: Japan's invasion of China in 1937 was the climax of a two-decade evolution in Japanese foreign and military policy that began after World War I. Professor Childers analyzes Japanese designs on Asia, the strategic dilemmas presented by each strategic option, and the impact of events in Europe on Japanese calculations. 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
Edition: Unabridged
Branch Call Number: eAudiobook hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 audio file (30 min.)) : digital
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Additional Contributors: Childers, Thomas
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