OSHR 3001 - The Allied Invasion of Mainland Italy in WWII (Part 2) (Perk Series Lecture)

  • Noncredit

This course is offered through the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Colorado State University. You must be a member of Osher to enroll in this course.

The Italian Campaign of World War II followed the successful conquest of Sicily. Allied commanders expected a relatively easy campaign. Winter and the rugged terrain of the peninsula slowed the invading armies. In the West, no other campaign cost more than the one on Italy, in terms of lives lost and wounds suffered by forces of both sides. What Churchill described as"the soft underbelly of the Axis" turned out to be called "one tough gut."

Noncredit courses do not produce academic credit nor appear on a Colorado State University academic transcript.


Dr. Isaac Eliachar

Dr. Isaac Eliachar is a retired physician who headed the laryngotracheal reconstruction section at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation. Since his retirement, he has actively pursued his interests in World War II and post-war history, teaching history courses at the Palm Springs Air Museum and for the Osher Institute at Cal State San Bernardino, Palm Desert Campus.