The Origins of the Second World War
Lecture no. 1 from the course: World War II: A Military and Social History
Taught by Professor Thomas Childers | 32 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online History Courses
In this opening lecture, Professor Thomas Childers puts the war into context, examining both its historical importance as the single largest event in human history and shaper of subsequent global events; and its origins, with emphasis on the role of the Versailles Treaty, the international system that emerged from the 1920s, and that system's subsequent failure.