The Carolina Roundtable on the World Wars

World War II German cavalry

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Event Announcement!

Luther Jones, Assistant Professor in the School of Stage and Screen at Western Carolina University, will present "Equipment and Munitions of WW II" from 5:00 to 6:30 PM on Wednesday, April 23 in the Catamount Room in the Western Carolina University Center.

Professor Jones is the designer/technical director for Western Carolina University's Stage and Screen Theater. He has numerous film and stage credits, including props master for Flat Rock Playhouse, the state theater of North Carolina.

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.

Click here to see more information about this lecture.

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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 here.

New Links!

Click below for a story about the final toast by three of the four surviving Doolittle Tokyo Raiders.

Doolittle Raiders

Click below for a story about the unveiling of a statue of Reckless, the war horse described as "America's greatest equine soldier."

Reckless statue

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.

Boeing XB-15

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