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Synopsis for Lockdown American History Lecture 21.1.24

Pearl Harbor and Onwards to 1945


  1. Pearl Harbor

  2. Set back in The Philippines

  3. Victory in North Africa

  4. The tide turns in The Pacific after Battle of Midway

  5. Island hopping towards Japan

  6. Italian Campaign

  7. D Day

  8. Fall of Germany

  9. Fall of Japan following the dropping of the Bombs on Hiroshima & Nagasaki


This lecture will provide a very broad view of America's war against two foes, Germany and Japan. It will also look at two questions, viz, Do the conspiracy theories around Pearl Harbor have any worth? and How do we deal with the moral issues around Hiroshima & Nagasaki?


A Further Book List


The Ambassador (Joe Kennedy) Carl Rollyson

All Hell Let Loose (1939-45) Max Hastings

The Pacific Hugh Ambrose

Douglas MacArthur Arthur Herman

Nemesis (Japan 1944/45) Max Hastings

Hiroshima Nagasaki Paul Ham

The Day of Battle (Italy) Rick Atkinson

D-Day Antony Beevor

Normandy '44 James Holland

Ardennes 1944 Antony Beevor

Hitler's Last Day. Minute be Minute Mayo & Craigie

Hitler's Last Day Richard Dargie


There are, of course, thousands more books I could have cited, but I think, using the bibliographies in those, will get you to most you may seek.

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