T102 | The 1940 Battle of Britain and the 1942 Battle of Midway: Two Critical Allied Victories


11:30am - 1:00 pm


5/25, 6/1 & 6/8

Three Sessions 

This course is offered online via the easy-to-use Zoom program.

This short course covers two critical allied battles in World War Two.

The Battle of Britain (two sessions) We will review the development of the complex and multi-faceted Royal Air Force (RAF) air defense system, then examine how that system was able to check the seemingly unstoppable German Luftwaffe (Air Force) in the summer of 1940.

The Battle of Midway (one session)  This battle, which resulted in a crushing US Navy defeat of the Japanese fleet in June 1942, has been described as a “miracle” by Walter Lord.  But, was it a miracle at all?  Many myths have grown up about this encounter; in reviewing the battle, we will see if those myths hold water.

    Instructor Greig Siedor, holds a J.D. from Yale Law School, and is the retired Chief Legal Officer of Veolia ES Technical Solutions. He has been a longtime OLLI at BCC instructor, most notably teaching a series of courses focusing year-by-year on World War One during its 100th anniversary.


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