World War II in Europe and the Atlantic
The fourth lecture covers the Normandy invasion of France by Allied forces in June 1944, through the Battle of the Bulge in December 1944, to the end of the war on the Western Front in May 1945. The Normandy, or D-Day, invasion and the Battle of the Bulge are the major topics in this final look at World War II in Europe and the Atlantic.
Dr. Stanley Carpenter has taught courses in Air and Land Warfare, Military History, American Revolution, and European History at an array of colleges and universities, including Salve Regina, Hawaii Pacific University, Norwich University, and the U.S. Naval War College, where he has served as Professor of Strategy and Policy and directed the Homeland Security and Homeland Defense elective program. A published author, his works include a study of military leadership in the British Civil Wars and action-adventure historical novels centered on a Royal Naval intelligence officer. Dr. Carpenter served as a U.S. Naval officer from 1979-2009, retiring with the rank of Captain.