The Carolina Roundtable on the World Wars

World War II German cavalry

Upcoming Events!

Preventing a Third World War:

The Creation of the United Nations and the Challenges of Global Cooperation

Presented by Dr. Jennifer Schiff, Assistant Professor in the department of Political Science and Public Affairs at Western Carolina University.

This event will occur on Thursday, December 3, in Forsyth Room 101 on the campus of Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, NC.

Click here for a map of the event site.

New Moderator's Minute!

Click here to read a Moderator's Minute about Second World War anniversaries.

National History Day!

National History Day is an annual event that helps bring history alive for over half a million middle school and high school students, who participate in a national project-based competition. This year the regional contest is being held at Western Carolina University on March 19, 2016.

Click here for a flyer about National History Day.

For more information, contact Dr. Honor Sachs at

Click here to see a map of the event location.


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 Link!

Click below for a story about the MG42, "Hitler's Buzz Saw, the powerful machine gun that could fire up to 1,800 rounds a minute.

Hitler's Buzz Saw

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