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Online Lecture: 'War in The Summer of 1940' — The Battle of France

Program No. 24579RJ
Join us on Thursday, Feb. 2, 2023, at 2 p.m. (ET)/ 11 a.m. (PT) for a one-hour lecture and Q&A about the Battle of France and the extraordinary events of "The Summer of 1940."
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At a Glance

The summer of 1940 was a dark time in the history of Europe and, for a few weeks, Hitler came close to winning World War II. Join Dr. Spencer Jones, senior lecturer in armed forces and war studies at the University of Wolverhampton, for this three-part series on the remarkable events of “The Summer of 1940." In May, Hitler launched his war on the West and France reeled under the hammer of blitzkrieg. The first lecture of the series focuses on the Battle of France which resulted in the fall of France, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and Belgium.

General Notes

Your online lecture will take place live over the course of 1-2 hours. All times are listed in the EASTERN time zone. If you live in a different time zone, please adjust your schedule accordingly. This live online experience uses Zoom Webinar, an easy-to-use web video service that includes closed captioning. All you need is an Internet connection and your computer. You will receive a confirmation email when you enroll, and a reminder email one week and one day before, as well as the morning of the event with a link and instructions on how to tune in. You will not be pictured on screen during the lecture, but you will have the opportunity to ask the instructor live questions using the Q&A box. Unless otherwise noted, all those who enroll in this program receive access to the live event as well as a recording of the lecture that you can watch any time within the two weeks following the live event.
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This reviewer did not give a star rating. Review left 2/03/2023

Spencer Jones is an outstanding speaker and extremely knowledgeable about WWII. I completely enjoyed his presentation and plan on attending more.

This reviewer did not give a star rating. Review left 2/03/2023

Fantastic program! Dr Jones has a way of delivering history that is so engaging and leaves you wanting more. Attending his lecture is like watching a serial movie. I can’t wait for the next episode.

This reviewer did not give a star rating. Review left 2/02/2023

Dr Spencer Jones' presentation was packed full of facts and descriptions of why the French were not able to repel the German during May 1940. He had a great description of the Maginot Line and fully explained why the French counterattack did not work. The talk was fascinating and very well prepared and executed.

This reviewer did not give a star rating. Review left 2/02/2023

Dr Jones delivered with passion an outstanding lecture detailing France in 1940. He set the table perfectly giving background information from WWI and how it influenced French military planning prior to and during WWII. His presentation included easily read maps that depicted fortifications and military movements.

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If you want to attend the live lecture, please do not wait until the last minute to enroll.
If you enroll after a lecture is complete, we’ll send you a recording of the event.