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MILH551 - World War II in Europe

Course Details

Course Code: MILH551 Course ID: 3417 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Graduate

This course examines the Allied victory in Europe in World War II. Students assess how the American Army, trained for speed and mobility, performed during campaigns in Italy, France and Germany. The focus is on Eisenhower's generals and their decisions concerning amphibious invasions (e.g., Sicily, Salerno, Anzio and Omaha Beach), airdrops (e.g., Italy and Holland), the race across France and slogging through Italy (e.g., the Gothic siege line and the Huertgen Forest), as well as counter strokes such as Monte Cassino and the Ardennes Bulge.

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
04/29/19 - 10/04/19 10/07/19 - 12/01/19 Fall 2019 Session B 8 Week session
07/29/19 - 01/03/20 01/06/20 - 03/01/20 Winter 2020 Session B 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

Information is provided in the syllabus when the course begins.
Information is provided in the syllabus when the course begins.
Information is provided in the syllabus when the course begins.
Book Title:Combat Mission: Beyond Overlord OR Combat Mission: Afrika Korps should be purchased ONLY by students using Windows XP or older operating system; it will not work with Mac OS/X.
Book Title:Combat Mission: Battle for Normandy OR Fortress Italy OR Final Blitzkrieg should be purchased by students using Windows 7 or newer, or Mac OS/X operating systems.
Book Title:Armored Thunderbolt: The U.S. Army Sherman in World War II
Author:Steven Zaloga
Unit Cost:$41.35
Book Title:Only 1 of the 5 Combat Mission games listed is required – available to purchase from or another seller of your choice.
Book Title:Fire and Fury: The Allied Bombing of Germany, 1942-1945
Publication Info:New American Library
Author:Hansen, Randall
Unit Cost:$16.40
Book Title:The Blitzkrieg Legend: The 1940 Campaign in the West - available to purchase at
Publication Info:US Naval Institute Press
Author:Karl-heinz Frieser
Unit Cost:$40.35
Book Title:Battle of the Atlantic
Publication Info:The History Press
Author:Marc Milner
Unit Cost:$25.35

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.