'War without Hate': The North African Campaign, 1940-1943 (HIH1018)

15 credits

Beginning with a background of the campaign in North Africa during the Second World War, this module provides an introduction to the history and politics of the Allied Mediterranean campaign. It charts the major events and debates surrounding the topic, such as the nature of Mussolini’s desire for an African empire and the British response which soon involved Empire troops and the first use of US ground forces in Vichy territory by 1942. The course does not assume prior knowledge and encourages students to engage with a wide range of sources available to conduct their own examination into this important campaign of the Allied war effort during World War Two.