OSHR 3132 - World War II; The Mediterranean Theater of Operations, 1940 - 1942 Part 1 (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.

September 1940, Italy invaded Egypt, initiating the "Desert War". British forces repelled Mussolini’s army and seized its strategic colonies in Ethiopia and Somalia. The battles in North Africa spilled over to the Levant and to the Balkans. Hitler conquered Greece and deployed Rommel’s Panzer forces into Libya to rescue Mussolini’s inadequate army. American naval and air units joined the Allies in 1942.

Part II of this talk will be held on Monday, October 2 - register for OSHR 3134 100.

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.