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Professor Saheed Aderinto of the History Department at Western Carolina University will present "Fighting for the Empire: Africa and Africans in WWII" on Wednesday, February 19 at 6:00 p.m. in the Catamount Room of the Western Carolina University Center. Dr. Aderinto will discuss the contribution of African military personnel and African resources to World War II, as well as the impact of the war on the African continent and its relationship to the rest of the world.
Dr. Saheed Aderinto is Assistant Professor of History at Western Carolina University. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin in 2010. Dr. Aderinto's books include When Sex Threatened the State: Illicit Sexuality, Nationalism, and Politics in Colonial Nigeria, 1900-1958 (University of Illinois Press).
The year 2014 marks the centenary of World War I. Michael Geyer of the University of Chicago will present the Mary Stevens Reckford Memorial Lecture in European Studies on Thursday, February 20 at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
to see more information about this lecture.
Please contact Dr. Dorondo or Dr. Johnston at the above email addresses if interested.
Welcome to the online home of the Carolina Roundtable of the World Wars. Based at Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, North Carolina, the roundtable is a gathering place for those with an interest in the history of World War I and II, as well as the period between the wars.
If you would like more information or are interested in attending the next meeting of the roundtable, please
Click below for a story about the final toast by three of the four surviving Doolittle Tokyo Raiders.
Click below for a story about the unveiling of a statue of Reckless, the war horse described as "America's greatest equine soldier."
Click below for a story about Major Edwin Ramsey, leader of the last horse cavalry charge in U.S. military history.
The Last Charge
Click below for an entertaining short video about the Boeing XB-15, the forerunner to the B-17 Flying Fortress.
Click below for a powerful short feature from Israeli television detailing a march to Nazi death camps undertaken by the descendants of members of the SS and German army. As one participant states, the march is an attempt to "shatter the cover of silence over the Holocaust."
March of Life
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