Humanities in Class: Webinar Series

Key Allied Decisions in WWII

Lead Scholar: James Sparrow (Professor of History, University of Chicago)

December 11, 2012

How did the exiled governments of Nazi-occupied countries respond to the Allies’ war aims? How did the Allies assess their progress on the battlefield before the 1944 invasion of Europe? How did the Allies envision the end of the War? This seminar explores these and other questions as it examines three aspects of World War II: ideological and political constraints on Allied strategy, key Allied strategic decisions, and the decisions of 1945 that set the stage for the Cold War.

Subjects: History; World War II; Nazism; Aftermath of World War II