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
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
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.