Military History

Expressions of Interest are sought for a this Course:

Military History 2021

Mondays 12:00 noon – 2:00 pm

1 February -17 May 2021

Margaret Christie Studio

Course Coordinator:

Alan Roberts

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.

2021 Topics:

1-Feb       Cecily Fearnley                  Jim Fearnley – My War                       

8-Feb     Rod Elsworth                     Monash                        

15-Feb   Darrell Roche                    Julius Caesar                         

22-Feb   Jerry McBrien                    1941 North Africa War against the Italians                        

1-Mar    Win Fowles                        Military Logistics – A Matter of Principles                 

8-Mar    David Manning                  Aircraft Carriers                  

15-Mar  Greg Passmore                 Alexander the Great                  

22-Mar  Geoff Gill                            World at War              

29-Mar  Quentin Beresford            Cuban Missile Crisis                  

5-Apr     Easter Monday                No Class                           

12-Apr   Alan Roberts                      Eastern Front WW1                 

19-Apr   Bernadette Gill                 My Vietnam                            

26-Apr   Anzac Day                         No class                           

3-May   Labour Day                       No class                       

10-May Ken Lynn                            Napoleon & Waterloo                          

17-May TBA                                       TBA

If you are interested  record your interest with Reception when you are next at U3A.

Numbers are limited so get in early.

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