History 406: From D-Day to Berlin

History 406: From D-Day to Berlin: World War II Sites in England, France, Germany

This three-week on-site course focuses on World War II in England, France, and Germany. Lectures and discussions on specific topics are enhanced by visiting sites related to the progression of the war and its impact on soldiers and civilians. Starting in London with the Imperial War Museum, War Cabinet Rooms, and RAF aircraft museum, the program moves south to Portsmouth and then crosses the Channel into Normandy. In northern France the emphasis is on D-Day and the landing beaches, followed by a visit to Paris and discussions of the occupation and liberation. The program travels east and finishes in Germany with visits to Nazi party locations in Munich, Dachau Concentration Camp, Nuremberg and the courthouse where Nazi leaders were put on trial, and finishes in the capital city of Berlin. The trip is led by Professor Harold Goldberg, who has written two books on World War II and has visited all of these sites extensively. Students receive four hours of credit (and are also encouraged to take History 397 on World War II in the spring semester).

For additional details, contact Professor Goldberg at hgoldber@sewanee.edu or in his office at 931.598.1566.