March 5, 2019 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
In the summer of 1942, Hitler opened up a new offensive aimed at the oilfields in southern Russia. As the German juggernaut swept across the Russian steppes, the German armies split off into two groups. One went in to the Caucasus and the other aimed for the city on the Volga, Stalingrad. This fatal split would result in the German schwerpunkt being diverted to Stalingrad. A titanic struggle lasting from August to early February would bring an end German dominance on the eastern front and would spell ruin for the ill-fated 6th Army. Come out and hear how this decisive battle changed the course of the Second World War.
Rich Field has taught at Albuquerque Academy since 1991. He has taught ancient history and senior humanities since 1995. Rich earned his Ph.D. at the University of New Mexico in 1993, and his M.A. in the Great Books from St. John’s College in Santa Fe in 1998. Rich has been a keen student of military history since middle school.
Simms Center for Performing Arts, Little Theatre