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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

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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.

    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.
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    • 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
    Firepower 48: Artillery Spotting, Air Drops and Ground Attacks

    Firepower 48: Artillery Spotting, Air Drops and Ground Attacks

    This presentation, part of the Royal Australian Artillery Historical Company's Firepower: Lessons from the Great War Seminar Series. 
    This session is presented by Air Commodore Mark Lax (Retd)
    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.

    • 17 min

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