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The Forgotten Front: The China-Burma-India Theater in World War II

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China-Burma-India (CBI) was not a theater at all but rather two separate but strategically intertwined wars fought in arguably the worse conditions by some of the most interesting characters of the war. Its effect on the outcome of WWII was minor, but its effect on the remainder of the twentieth century was inestimable. This course will look at the Second Sino-Japanese War (1937- 1945), including background, causes, strategic thinking, major battles, and outcome, and it will look at the Burma campaign (1941-1945), including why it was fought, major battles, strategic thinking, and outcome. Then we will review how CBI affected post-war east Asia.

Class Details

3 Sessions
Weekly - Wed

Williamsburg Regional Library

Bill Riffer 



Please read:  Reading: Suggested: Stilwell & the American Experience in China 1911-1945 by Barbara Tuchman. Forgotten Ally - China's World War II 1937-1945 by Rana Mitter.



Registration Closes On
Wednesday, March 14, 2018 @ 11:59 PM

Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
3/14/2018 - 3/28/2018 Weekly - Wed 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM Williamsburg, Williamsburg Regional Library  Map Bill Riffer