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:

Monday               26-Jul-21             Rod Elsworth      Patton


Monday               2-Aug-21             Simon Klapish     The 6 Day War 1967


Monday               9-Aug-21             COVID lockdown


Monday               16-Aug-21           Jerry McBrien     1941 North Africa and Tobruk


Monday               23-Aug-21           David Manning   Boer War


Monday               30-Aug-21          David Manning   Boer War


Monday               6-Sep-21              Geoff Gill             Spanish Civil War


Monday               13-Sep-21            Darrell Roche     Something Ancient


Monday               20-Sep-21            Quentin Beresford           Vietnam


Monday               27-Sep-21            Zana Dare           ANZAC – from Gallipoli to the Western Front


Monday               04-Oct-21            Public Holiday   


Monday               11-Oct-21            Greg Passmore  Hannibal


Monday              18-Oct-21            Simon Klapish     The Yom Kipper War


Monday              25-Oct-21            Alan Roberts       Dien Bien Phu


Extra Special Friday Afternoon Presentation open to general public

Friday 12-Nov-21                         Jerry McBrien       Pearl Harbour 80th Anniversary Special