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Date:
June 5, 2019
Time:
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Time Details:
3 two hour sessions beginning June 5, 2019.
Location:
Tomahawk Ridge Community Center
Address:
11902 Lowell Ave.
Overland Park, KS 66213
Contact:
913-831-3359
Cost:
$50.00
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Special Interest: Osher Eye-Deep in Hell: Trench Warfare During World War I

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

This course will explore events leading to WWI and how western society, so full of progress and optimism, became embroiled in the most horrific conflict in history. We will discuss pre-war tensions and diplomatic maneuvering, how the nations of Europe were drawn in, the failure of rival plans for quick victory, the resulting stalemate and the evolution of extensive trench systems. We’ll identify the main personalities and battles, which determined the outcome along with the factors that led to the Allied victory, including U.S. involvement. We’ll examine the individual soldier and the “psychology of war,” the misery of life in the trenches and how soldiers adapted.