Military History

Margaret Christie Studio


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 Principle                        

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   Berndattee 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