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.
The format will be:
Initially 6-8 weeks of weekly presentations by members and specialist Guest Speakers.
Principles of Warfare Rod Elsworth
Operation Market Garden 1944 Alan Roberts
Improvised Explosive Devices 2019 David Manning
The Battle for Europe Michelle Mycock
Wellington: his military tactics John La Mare
Nelson the man Douglas Stewart
The second Punic War 218-201 BC Darrel Roche
The Battle for the Coral Sea Randall Gibson
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.