Barton Community College history instructor Linda McCaffery will present a course focusing on World War II and the Cold War from 1:30-3:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Jan. 27 through March 31 in the Fine Arts building, Room F-30.
When World War I ended on Nov.11, 1918, American General John J. Pershing predicted the next war in Europe would begin within 20 years. Unfortunately, he was correct. A mere 21 years after the end of World War I, World War II began with the German invasion of Poland. Three years later, the United States entered the conflict, fighting in both Europe and Asia. To understand why World War II in Europe is an extension of World War I and what caused Japan to attack American and British installations in 1941, one has to examine the past, as neither event happened in isolation. This class will explore the historic background that resulted in one of world history’s most tragic periods.
In addition to the historic background of World War II, the events, aftermath and roots of the Cold War will be discussed.
Cost for the class is $32 for Silver Cougar Club members and $97 for non-members. For more information or to enroll, contact Barton’s Coordinator of Fundraising & Special Events Coleen Cape at email@example.com or 620-786-1136.