Military History Workshop
The outline for the course is:
The causes of war, the social and cultural foundations, military doctrine on each side, the logistics, leadership, technology, strategy, and tactics used, and how these changed over time. The details of battles, equipment, personalities and personal experiences are included. Also, moral issues such as the Just War Theory which discusses the moral dimensions of warfare, and how to better limit the destructive reality caused by war and seeks to establish a doctrine of military ethics.
The scope will be:
Military History worldwide and the time frame from the ancient to the modern. I.e. from the Trojan War to the Afghan war.
Semester 2 Topics:
29-Jul Rod Elsworth Military Psychology
5-Aug John Le Mare The Opium Wars
12-Aug Michele Mycock The Battle Which Saved England From French Rule
19-Aug David Manning Battle of Kursk
26-Aug Darrell Roche Alexander the Great
2-Sep Steve Casely History of Special Forces
9-Sep Alan Roberts Battle of Spion Kop
16-Sep Ken Lynn Hitler’s Atomic Bomb
About the Coordinator:
Alan is a qualified Electrical and Electronics Engineer and spent his working life in the IT industry holding various roles in multinational companies. He has been an active member of U3A noosa for 12 years and has produced a number of Travel documentaries. In 2018 Alan made a documentary on the “Life and Times of Lawrence of Arabia” and intends making similar documentaries in the future.