Margaret Christie Studio
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 1 2020 Topics:
24 February Win Fowles Logistics of the American Civil War
2 March David Manning The causes of the First World War
9 March Darrell Roche 2nd Peloponnesian war 431-404 BC
16 March Michele Mycock Warsaw Ghetto Uprising 1943
23 March Michele Mycock Warsaw Ghetto Uprising 1943 (Continued)
30 March Rod Elsworth Adolf Hitler: The secret of my success ….and failure….
6 April Tom Hewitt Hell Fire Pass Memorial
20 April Ken Lynn Churchill Atomic Bomb
4 May Alan Roberts Battle of the Marne
11 May Geoffrey Gill Pictorial D Day
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.