Iowa Lakes offers World War II Lecture Series

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Fifty-five million people died in World War II, the most significant conflict in human history, and many important questions linger years later. Iowa Lakes Community College offers a Third Age College or a Stay Active in Learning (SAIL) series of classes mainly for individuals 65 and older. This World War II lecture series will be held weekly on Tuesdays starting January 18, 2022, from 9:00 to 11:30 am at the Spencer Campus.

The lecture series will discuss essential facets of World War II, including military battles and campaigns, and explore the home front’s social history and daily life.  The World War II lecture series also answers many questions about the war, including:

  • Might Hitler have been stopped sooner?
  • Should Roosevelt have foreseen Pearl Harbor?
  • Could more lives have been saved as the Holocaust became known?
  • Did Truman have to use the atomic bomb at Hiroshima and Nagasaki?
  • Did the Allies come closer to losing World War II than we would like to think?

Additionally, the origins and expansion of the war in Europe and the Pacific are examined. Military and political strategies and failures are analyzed, and the social and economic effects of the war are assessed.

The World War II lecture series will cost $25. To register for the series, visit and search for class number 5899 or call 800-252-5664.