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.

2022 Topics:

Monday 4-Apr-22 Rod Elsworth A General ?
Monday 11-Apr-22 David Manning Land Mines
Monday 9-May-22 Darrell Roche Norman Invasion of England
Monday 16-May-22 Paul Ryan Marlborough
Monday 23-May-22 John La Mare Dam Busters
Monday 30-May-22 David Garwood My Falklands War
Monday 6-Jun-22 Geoff Gill  Video – WW11 The Pacific War Part 1
Monday 13-Jun-22 Simon Klapish Operation Exporter – Invasion of Vichy Syria
Monday 20-Jun-22 Ken Lynn Military Aircraft
Monday 11-Jul-22 Zana Dare Camouflage
Monday 18-Jul-22 Greg Passmore First Jewish Roman War
Monday 25-Jul-22 David Manning Prince Imperial
Monday 1-Aug-21 Jim Merill My Vietnam Story
Monday 8-Aug-21 Alan Roberts Korean War
Monday 15-Aug-21 Alan Roberts Korean War
Monday 22-Aug-22 Judy Waugh Trench Art
Monday 29-Aug-22 Geoff Gill Video – WW11 The Pacific War Part 2
Monday 5-Sep-22 Jerry McBrien Al Alamein