Military History Series to Feature German U-Boat Details

Montgomery College’s Military History Lecture Series will feature a presentation on "German U-boats, Oil, and War in the Gulf of Mexico, 1940-1943," set for Friday, October 12, at 3 p.m. Jason Theriot, professor of history at the University of Houston, will explore the German navy's submarine campaign in the Gulf of Mexico to destroy the American tanker fleet and how technology and American innovation stemmed the tide. The lecture will take place in Building B, Room 102 (teaching theatre).

The lecture series, put together by Montgomery College history professor, Dr. Craig Livingston, is held at 3 p.m. on the second Friday of each month. While this session will be in Building B, Room 102, all other sessions take place on the second floor Commons area of Building A.

"This series encompasses all time periods, topics and nationalities," said Dr. Livingston. "Whether your interests are 19th century field music or World War II strategy, the lecture series promises to invigorate the mind and inspire the soul."

The next installment for the fall semester will be “Pickett’s Charge, 1863: Was it Rational?” on Friday, November 9. Doug Simmons studies General George Pickett's famous assault at the Battle of Gettysburg and answers whether the objective met rational expectations or was the result of an aggressive "Celt spirit" in the Confederate Army.
The series will then resume in the spring of 2008.

For more information about the series, contact Dr. Livingston at (936) 273-7329.

Montgomery College is located at 3200 College Park Drive, one-half mile west of Interstate 45, between Conroe and The Woodlands. For more information about the college, call (936) 273-7000 or visit montgomery.lonestar.edu.

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