Course: HIST 441. The Second World War (3)
Discover the many ways in which the Second World War was a watershed experience in modern history. Learn about appeasement, the Nazi-Soviet Non-Aggression Pact, and German blitzkrieg tactics. Trace Japan’s bid for hegemony in Asia. Follow the war in the Pacific from Pearl Harbor to Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Examine the Holocaust and the consequences of Nazi genocidal policies. Step inside the conference room where Stalin, Roosevelt, and Churchill discussed the future of the world. Ride along with an American GI crossing the Rhine and a Soviet “night witch” female pilot bombing the German army. Consider how the war transformed the home front and gender relations, and understand how this war still shapes our world today.