WORLD WAR II HISTORY, 3-5 pm, Wednesday, January 30, RH Johnson Lecture Hall; $10 fee.
Since the U.S. had fewer casualties and suffered less than any other major participant, how can we claim we were the key to winning World War II? Ultimately it turned out to be two wars – one in Europe and one in the Pacific – against two very different enemies!! Would we have ever dropped the A Bomb on Germany rather than Japan? We will examine which battle/campaign was the most intense or significant: Normandy; The Bulge; Anzio Beach; The African Campaign; Midway; Guadalcanal; Iwo Jima; Okinawa; and other battles.
Instructor Bob McIlhenny has been an educator since 1967 and received an Award of excellence from the U. of Cal three times and Most Inspirational Teacher Award from LA County. He is known as “Bob the history guy” and presents programs on a wide variety of topics with a unique perspective, energy and humor.