Job Opportunity: Assistant Professorship in Byzantine Studies at CEU

 

Assistant Professor
Byzantine Studies, Department of Medieval Studies

Starting date:                       August 1, 2019
Application deadline:          January 31, 2019
Full Or Part Time:                Full-time (40 hours/week)

Re: A-bomb motivation

I've always thought the simplest answer to any questions about use of the A-Bombs is in the records of the Imperial Japanese Council. Where the fanatic war generals headed by Tojo were determined to not surrender, and had figured that they could make the invasion they knew was coming so bloody that the Americans would have to settle for terms other than unconditional surrender. Even after the first bomb fell, they would not change, three days later the second fell, and still they argued.

Re: Fifth Fleet and Third Fleet

Excellent post using a broad brush. Yes, Spruance deserved a fifth star more so than Halsey, but I wonder if he was too much of an intellectual, perhaps? A quiet man who may have seemed, to many, to be a bit of an odd duck. And, of course, the brown shoe (aviator) admirals somehow viewed the Battle of the Philippine Sea as something less than a complete victory, despite the "Mariana's Turkey Shoot."

Re: Fifth Fleet and Third Fleet

With these most interesting historical and analytic comments, their cogent for making another point, actually unrelated to Pacific WW II but experienced in Europe as part of war there. Rotating staffs due to overuse, an American experience, saw something quite different in Europe.

To which, reference is here including the previous postings on WW I; there, one of conditions imposed upon Germany by Versailles Treaty handed down by the Allies, included disbanding the German General Staff and its forbidden practice after 1918 and defeat.

Re: A-bomb motivation

I wholly endorse recommendations to look into the books by Richard Franks and Wilson Miscamble. My belief is that from the outset there was no doubt in the minds of American military decision-makers from the President on down, that when the weapon became available it would be used against whichever Axis power posed the greatest threat. When it was weaponized on the heels of the Okinawa campaign, which generated devastating loss of life on both sides, the decision to use it against Japan was inevitable.

Call for Applications: MA and PhD Programs at the Department of Medieval Studies at CEU

Dear Colleagues,

The Department of Medieval Studies of Central European University (Budapest, Hungary) is inviting applications to its MA and PhD programs for the 2019/20 academic year. The deadline is January 31, 2018.

CFP: FIRST ANNUAL FAR RIGHT AND ANTIFASCISM CONFERENCE AT UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA

FIRST ANNUAL FAR RIGHT AND ANTIFASCISM CONFERENCE AT UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA

27 April 2019 – University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA.

An early-career and graduate student conference hosted by the Far Right and (Anti-)Fascism Working Group at UVA

Sponsored by the Power, Violence, and Inequality Collective at UVA

Jahrbuch der Gesellschaft für Kinder- und Jugendliteraturforschung 2018 | Thema 1968 – Yearbook of the German Children’s Literature Research Society 2018

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December 10, 2018

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