Seventy Years Ago: WWII's Operation Market Garden

Last week Dr. André Millard's World War Two class studied Operation Market Garden that began on September 17, 1944 — exactly 70 years ago. The class covers events of the war on the anniversary of when they occurred, which means it covers the events of August to December 1944, one of the most important and dramatic periods of WWII.

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Vulcan History Review Volume 18 Now Available

The latest issue of the Vulcan Historical Review, the journal written and edited by undergraduate and graduate history students at UAB, is now available for all lovers of history to read.

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Liber Lends Ukraine Expertise to Local News

Professor George Liber's expertise in Soviet, post-Soviet, and East European history has been in demand by local news media ever since the crisis in Ukraine began in February 2014. Recently he gave his thoughts on the downing of Malaysian Airlines Flight 17, which was shot down over contested Ukrainian territory on July 17.

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Fall 2014 Special Topics Class: World War II

Graduate students will be able to take a unique World War II class this fall. HY 693 covers events of the war exactly 70 years after they occurred, which means it will cover the events of August to December 1944 — one of the most important and dramatic periods of the war.

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Polishing the Diamond: Alumnus David Brewer

Entrance to Rickwood Field. As the oldest remaining professional baseball park in the country, Birmingham’s Rickwood Field has seen its fair share of Hall of Famers. Babe Ruth, Ty Cobb, and Willie Mays all suited up inside the local landmark. With its familiar forest-green facade, unique architecture, and rich legacy, Rickwood is a dream for baseball nuts and history buffs.

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