从滑铁卢到莱茵河:英军1815-1945

From Waterloo to the Rhine: The British Army 1815-1945

Examine one of the UK’s most storied institutions, and how 130 years of social, cultural and military change have shaped it.

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肯特大学
FutureLearn
  • 完成时间大约为 4
  • 初级
  • 英语
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你将学到什么

Explore how the British Army evolved as an institution between 1815 and 1945, reflecting on its social composition, place in society, and military proficiency

Debate the importance of command and leadership and how this developed alongside the changing nature of warfare

Compare the concepts of ‘limited’ and ‘total' war

Reflect upon the British Army’s changing role in its Empire, Europe and the world

Assess a range of primary source materials and incorporate their findings into historical debate

课程概况

With a legacy stretching back centuries, the British Army is proud of its hard-won reputation as one of the most formidable fighting forces in the world.

On this course, you’ll see for yourself how the British Army evolved as an institution between 1815 and 1945. You’ll reflect on its social composition, place in society, and military proficiency, analysing a range of primary sources and incorporating your findings into historical debate.

Ultimately, you’ll develop a deeper understanding of the British Army – its successes, failures and role in shaping the modern world.

课程大纲

The composition and organization of the army at the turn of the 19th century

The image of the Army in British society

Battlefield performance in a ‘limited war’ as part of an international coalition

The influence of the Duke of Wellington’s generalship

面向人群

No prior experience or qualifications are needed for this course. It would suit anyone with an interest in the British military, or social history in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. It would also appeal to prospective students of history, or military history.

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