National WWII Historian to Lecture on German Military History at UM

September 27, 2018

World War II historian Robert CitinoMISSOULA – The Department of History at the University of Montana will hold its 2018 Swanberg Lecture in Military History at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3, in the George and Jane Dennison Theatre.

Professor Robert Citino will speak about “The Big Collapse: The German Military in 1945.”

Citino serves as the Samuel Zemurray Stone Senior Historian at the National World War II Museum in New Orleans. He has received numerous awards for teaching and scholarship throughout his career, including the Distinguished Book Award in 2013 from the Society for Military History and the Paul Birdsall Prize in 2005 from the American Historical Association. Some of the books he has published include “The Wehrmarcht’s Last Stand,” “The German Way of War” and “The Path to Blitzkrieg.”

Citino also will deliver a more informal presentation on “Hitler’s Gang: The War Guilt of the German Generals” at 3 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4, in the Turner Hall Dell Brown Room.

Both talks are free and open to the public. For more information email UM history Professor Robert Greene at


Contact: Robert Greene, chair and associate professor, UM Department of History,