World War II: The War with Europe

Military historian John Bradley leads participants through the paths and significant battles that led to the Anglo-German conflict and the ultimate defeat of Germany and offers reflections on the war's legacy.

Germany invading Poland during World War II, 1939

War thundered across Europe from 1939 to 1945. By May 1941, Germany dominated Europe, from the Soviet border in the east to Sweden in the north and Spain in the south. Flush with victory after his defeat of Poland, Denmark, Norway, the Netherlands, Belgium, France, Yugoslavia and Greece, Adolf Hitler might have been able to hold these conquests had he not invaded the Soviet Union. Military historian John Bradley leads you through the paths and significant battles that led to the Anglo-German conflict and the ultimate defeat of Germany. He also offers reflections on the war, including its impact and legacies.


Section Instructor Format Schedule start date
GHUM1129.S18.1 John Bradley On-campus 7–9 p.m. Tuesday, February 13, 2018

INSTRUCTOR: John Bradley
FORMAT: On-campus
SCHEDULE: 7–9 p.m.
START DATE: Feb. 13, 2018

Instructor: John Bradley

John Bradley, M.A., a civilian prisoner of war of the Japanese, veteran of the Vietnam War, graduate of West Point and retired U.S. Army officer, has taught courses in U.S. history, military history, World War II and the Vietnam War at the University of Houston-Downtown and, since 2009, at the Glasscock School of Continuing Studies. He is principal author of “The Second World War: Asia and the Pacific” and its accompanying atlas. He also published the story of an American cavalry officer who perished in captivity: “Remind Me to Tell You: A History of Major Harry J. Fleeger and His Friends, POWs of the Japanese.” Mr. Bradley holds a master’s degree in history from Rice University and has taught military history at West Point. He is a graduate of the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.

Term: Spring/Summer 2018

Start Date: Feb. 13, 2018

End Date: Apr. 10, 2018

Schedule: 7–9 p.m.

Length: Eight Tuesdays (no class March 13)

Location: Rice campus

Fee: $225

Early Registration: $215 if registering by Jan. 30

Rice Alumni: $203

CEUs: 1.6

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