Centre for War Studies Summer Day School – The Military Lessons of the Great War 1918-40

Centre for War Studies Public Programme

The Summer Day School

Saturday, 23 June 2012

The Military Lessons of the Great War 1918-40

The final years of the Great War saw a radical change in the conduct of warfare. This Day School will examine how well the lessons of the Western Front were learnt over the next twenty years. It will begin by examining how both the Germans and the Allies fought in 1918, before considering some of the interwar visions of the next conflict, finally examining the Fall of France in 1940 to see how lessons were put into practice

PROGRAMME

10.00 – Welcome and Introduction (Dr John Bourne, University of Birmingham)

10.15 – ‘Stormtroopers in the Spring: The German Offensives in 1918’ (Dr Jonathan Boff, University of Birmingham)

11.30 – Coffee

12.00 – ‘The British Way of Warfare during the Hundred Days’ (Dr John Bourne, University of Birmingham))

13.15 – LUNCH

14.00 – ‘Visions of Future War: Fuller, Liddell Hart and the British Military between the wars’ (Dr Jonathan Boff, University of Birmingham)

15.15 – Tea

15.45 – ‘A New Kind of War? The Fall of France, 1940’ (Dr Peter Lieb, Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst)

17:15 – Discussion and questions

17.30 – Close

Saturday, 23 June 2012. 10.00am-5.30pm Main Lecture Theatre, first floor, Arts Building The University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TT.

Apllication forms can be downloaded here.

Please contact Mrs Carolyn Sweet, School of History and Cultures, if you require directions: Tel.: 0121 414 3983 e-mail: C.Y.Sweet@bham.ac.uk. Directions and downloadable maps are also from the University of Birmingham Website.

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