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Learn the lessons of military history by looking at the great battles through the lens of the Principles of War. Part of the enduring nature of war, all good Generals follow the 10 Principles of War. The great Generals of history have the ability to know which of the principles are most important at the decisive moments of the campaign.

We study the great battles to draw the lessons on strategy, tactics and leadership.

The Principles of War - Lessons from Military History on Strategy, Tactics and Leadership. James Eling

    • History
    • 5.0 • 65 Ratings

Learn the lessons of military history by looking at the great battles through the lens of the Principles of War. Part of the enduring nature of war, all good Generals follow the 10 Principles of War. The great Generals of history have the ability to know which of the principles are most important at the decisive moments of the campaign.

We study the great battles to draw the lessons on strategy, tactics and leadership.

    56 - The Battle of Long Tan from the Company Commander's Perspective

    56 - The Battle of Long Tan from the Company Commander's Perspective

    This is Part III of our interview with LT COL Harry Smith, the OC of Delta Coy / 6 RAR at the Battle of Long Tan.   If you missed the first episode, check it out here. 
    We've also interviewed Dave Sabben about the Battle of Long Tan.
    Check out the show notes for the podcast for all of the information that we cover in this episode as well as the images and other details that didn't make it into the podcast.
    Join the conversation on Twitter or Facebook.

    • 23 min
    55 - The lead up to the Battle of Long Tan with LT COL Harry Smith

    55 - The lead up to the Battle of Long Tan with LT COL Harry Smith

    This is Part II of our interview with LT COL Harry Smith, the OC of Delta Coy / 6 RAR at the Battle of Long Tan.   If you missed the first episode, check it out here. 
    We've also interviewed Dave Sabben about the Battle of Long Tan.
    Check out the show notes for the podcast for all of the information that we cover in this episode as well as the images and other details that didn't make it into the podcast.
    Join the conversation on Twitter or Facebook.

    • 26 min
    54 - Preparing for the Battle of Long Tan with LT COL Harry Smith

    54 - Preparing for the Battle of Long Tan with LT COL Harry Smith

    This is Part I of our interview with LT COL Harry Smith, the OC of Delta Coy / 6 RAR at the Battle of Long Tan. This episode has Harry discussing his career at 2 Commando Company and his training philosophy.
    We've also interviewed Dave Sabben about the Battle of Long Tan.
    Check out the show notes for the podcast for all of the information that we cover in this episode as well as the images and other details that didn't make it into the podcast.
    Join the conversation on Twitter or Facebook.

    • 18 min
    53 - Royal Navy Mission Command at the Battle of Cape St Vincent

    53 - Royal Navy Mission Command at the Battle of Cape St Vincent

    This is Part III of our look at Lord Horatio Nelson and the practice of Mission Command.  Check out episode 1 of our Nelson and Mission Command series.
    Check out the show notes for the podcast for all of the information that we cover in this episode as well as the images and other details that didn't make it into the podcast.
    Join the conversation on Twitter or Facebook.

    • 21 min
    52 - Lord Nelson and the Battle of Cape St Vincent

    52 - Lord Nelson and the Battle of Cape St Vincent

    This is Part II of our look at Lord Horatio Nelson and the practice of Mission Command.  Check out episode 1 of our Nelson and Mission Command series. 
    Check out the show notes for the podcast for all of the information that we cover in this episode as well as the images and other details that didn't make it into the podcast.
    Join the conversation on Twitter or Facebook.

    • 20 min
    51 - Lord Horatio Nelson and Mission Command

    51 - Lord Horatio Nelson and Mission Command

    This is Part I of our look at Lord Horatio Nelson and the practice of Mission Command.
    Check out the show notes for the podcast for all of the information that we cover in this episode as well as the images and other details that didn't make it into the podcast.
    Join the conversation on Twitter or Facebook.

    • 23 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
65 Ratings

65 Ratings

Another Swinging Joe ,

Focussed, professional and pertinent

As an Army reserve officer candidate preparing for office selection board, this podcast has proven extraordinarily useful in preparatory background learning on the history of Australian campaigns, battles and application of land warfare doctrine.

James keeps the podcasts on point, interesting and engaging with a good balance between theory, explanation and application in historical context.

An outstanding resource for military enthusiasts, aspirants and professionals alike.

Wartooth_76 ,

Not just for army

I’ve never been in the army and never will be. But I love military history and if you do too then this podcast is for you. Great detail from a knowledgeable host and good production too.

AaronR67 ,

Episode 48 and Pappy Gunns B25s in PNG

Was stoked to hear this episode, great to hear AirPower in these podcasts. I was fortunate to be involved in the re-identification of relics at the PNG museum of modern history in Port Moresby ( before it moved to the new location). They had lost all records during a theft and needed assistance to identify the relics lying around. During this process and utilizing references material from Charles Darby’s book Pacific Aircraft Wrecks I was able to identify the stacked 50cal guns from one of the first B25 gunships.
Keep up the good work, as an ex soldier and now airman, this podcast is an invaluable source of lessons to be learnt in military history...

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