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Virtual: How WWII Spread Across the Globe in 1941: Africa, Russia and the United States featuring Gerhard Weinburg

September 12, 2020 at 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM

A Distinguished Scholar Webinar featuring Gerhard L. Weinberg

The Second World War became a truly global conflict in 1941, as the struggle between Axis and Allied forces spread into the deserts of North Africa, the vast territories of the Soviet Union, and the islands of the Pacific Ocean. The expanding battles caused immense death, destruction and disruption, and both Germany and Japan seemed to be advancing everywhere. The Axis attacks on the Soviet Union and the United States brought two mighty powers into the military alliance with Great Britain, however, and the war would gradually change as the Allies mobilized all of their resources for the global, anti-Axis campaign. Join distinguished historian Gerhard Weinberg for his first-ever CPH webinar as he interprets the far-reaching events of 1941 in Africa, eastern Europe, and the Pacific Islands and explains their significance for the wider history of World War II.

Gerhard L. Weinberg is William Rand Kenan Jr. professor of History Emeritus. He is an internationally known expert on all aspects of World War II and author of numerous books, including the comprehensive, award-winning masterwork A World at Arms: A Global History of World War II.




Saturday, September 12 at 9:30 am

Desert Warfare and the Battle for North Africa

Saturday, September 12 at 12:00 pm

Germany Invades the Soviet Union and the War Moves East

Saturday, September 12 at 2:15 pm

Japan Attacks Pearl Harbor and the United States Enters the War



This webinar is a virtual event. Tuition is $40, which includes “admission” to the webinar in real time (with live Q&A) as well as access to the closed-caption recorded talks to watch at your leisure for up to 2 weeks after the event. Registrants will receive instructions for accessing the event online by 4:30 pm the Friday before the event.

Tuition is complimentary for any currently teaching, full time K-12 teachers. If you’re eligible, click here to register. Complimentary teacher registration closes at 4:30 pm the Friday before the event.

**Save money (while providing valuable support to CPH) by purchasing a season pass to all 5 fall webinars for only $150 ($125 for GAA members).**


Register here or call at 919.962.1544.

Online registration closes at midnight the night before the event. For same-day registration, please call 919.962.1544.


September 12, 2020
9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
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