OSHR 3163 - The Allied Invasion of Sicily in WW II (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.

The invasion of Sicily was a sequel to the final defeat of Axis forces in Africa. Code named Operation Husky, it started out with the largest, in its time, combined amphibious and airborne landing in history that evolved into a six-week dramatic land campaign to drive the Axis air, land and naval forces from the island and open the Mediterranean Sea Lanes to unopposed Allied shipping. Strategic control of Sicily provided a solid springboard to the upcoming Allied invasion of mainland Italy.

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.