Talk to Focus on Germany and the USSR in WW II
Col. David M. Glantz
LEXINGTON, Va., March 7, 2013 – Col. David M. Glantz, an expert on Soviet military history, will speak on German-Soviet relations during World War II in a talk this evening at VMI. Titled “The German-Soviet War: Myths and Realities,” the talk will take place at 7:45 p.m. in the George C. Marshall Library.
Glantz’s talk will refer to both Soviet and German sources to amend 70 years of historical misconceptions. Traditionally, western study of the German-Soviet War (1941-1945) has relied heavily on German oral and printed sources, reflecting an anti-Soviet bias and a lack of available historical records.
Glantz, a member of the VMI Class of 1963, served in the U.S. Army from 1963 to 1993. He has served as chief of research at the U.S. Army’s Combat Studies Institute and as director of the Foreign Military Studies Office at Ft. Leavenworth. Since his retirement from the Army, Glantz has worked as the chief editor of The Journal of Slavic Military Studies. He is the author of numerous books and articles on World War II and Cold War military history.
Sponsored by the John A. Adams ’71 Center for Military History and Strategic Analysis, the talk is open to the public free of charge.