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Online Lecture: 'War in The Summer of 1940' – the Dunkirk Evacuation

Program No. 24583RJ
Join us on Thursday, Feb. 9th, 2023, at 2 p.m. (ET)/ 11 a.m. (PT) for a one-hour lecture and Q&A about the Dunkirk Evacuation and the extraordinary events of "The Summer of 1940."
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1 hour
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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 this lecture, you’ll learn about the Dunkirk evacuation, codenamed Operation Dynamo, which resulted in the evacuation of more than 338,000 Allied soldiers from the beaches and harbor of Dunkirk in the north of France between May 26th and June 4th, 1940.

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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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Spencer Jones
Dr. Spencer Jones is a senior lecturer in armed forces and war studies at the University of Wolverhampton. He currently serves as regimental historian of the Royal Regiment of Artillery. His interest in history focuses on the British Army, the Boer War and the First World War. He is the author of several books, including “From Boer War to World War: Tactical Reform of the British Army 1902-1914” and “Stemming the Tide: Officers and Leadership in the British Expeditionary Force 1914.”

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Dr. Spencer Jones is a senior lecturer in armed forces and war studies at the University of Wolverhampton. He currently serves as regimental historian of the Royal Regiment of Artillery. His interest in history focuses on the British Army, the Boer War and the First World War. He is the author of several books, including “From Boer War to World War: Tactical Reform of the British Army 1902-1914” and “Stemming the Tide: Officers and Leadership in the British Expeditionary Force 1914.”





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