World War One – From Beginnings To A Hopeful “End Of All Wars”
with Jim Strong
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While the world was no stranger to conflict, war between many countries and encompassing most of Planet Earth was indeed a new phenomenon. World War I indeed stretched across both the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. It involved the Far East, the Near East, Europe, Eurasia, Africa and North America. It was the first war to be fought in three dimensions. It was also the first war that involved the horror of chemical warfare. It was a war that proved the ages old adages of "Vengeance begets vengeance" and "Brutality can work if you win".
This course will address the beginning and end of the formal war and study in more detail the factors which set the war on its course of ultimate brutality and failure. The entrance into and action of the United States in the war will occupy some time and will include a primer on the US home front before and during the war. In order to cover this enormous event, the course will be fast and crowded. It will not cover smaller and over the horizon campaigns.
Instructor: Jim Strong
Jim received his B.A. in Chemistry from Southwestern at Memphis and his M.S. from the Univ. of Tennessee, Knoxville. He taught Chemistry, Geology, and Oceanography in Michigan and Pennsylvania and retired in 2005 after 20 years at South Puget Sound Community College in Olympia. In addition, he spent five years in research and development in the steel industry.
Apr 9 - May 14th, 2019
Tue for 6 weeks from 3:30 - 5:30 pm
Anacortes Middle School
2202 M Ave.
Anacortes, WA 98221 Get directions