It was the world’s most significant, far-reaching, and deadly conflict in modern history. It has shaped our world since. Its influence is seen in today’s world: conventional & unconventional warfare, political conflicts & alignments, diplomacy, alliances, strategic planning, special operations, signals & human intelligence, counter-intelligence and more. What impact did these have on the Cold War, NATO, and the current war on terror? The course is customized to you. Anything from the strategic and tactical, to the leaders, troops, techniques, technology, ships, aircraft and weapons is open to discussion. How the war began and was fought in Europe, North Africa, the Atlantic, the Pacific and Asia. Learn about the causes of the war, mistakes, common myths, lessons learned, fascism, Blitzkrieg, U-Boats, code-breaking, Pearl Harbor, economic/industrial power, air warfare, D-Day, Holocaust, strategic bombing, kamikazes, secret weapons, A-Bombs, how victory was achieved, and more. A recommended reading is A World at Arms by Gerhard L. Weinberg. Both the new student and the long-time history buff are welcome.