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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
    • 4.6 • 86 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.

    72 - Panzergruppe Kleist - German Centre of Gravity - Battle of France Part VIII

    72 - Panzergruppe Kleist - German Centre of Gravity - Battle of France Part VIII

    This is the fifth part of our CoG analysis for the Battle of France series.
    We discuss the task before Panzergruppe Kleist as it becomes the German Schwerpunkt.
    Thank you to the British Army's Lessons Exploitation Centre for the assistance with getting the resources for this podcast 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.
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    • 32 min
    71 - German Center of Gravity - Battle of France Part VII

    71 - German Center of Gravity - Battle of France Part VII

    This is the fourth part of our CoG analysis for the Battle of France series.
    We discuss the Center of Gravity for Germany.  An interesting case as the Strategic Center of Gravity was unable to defeat France, so the Wehrmacht developed a highly risky operational Center of Gravity to defeat France in just 46 days - something that they could not achieve in all of WW1.
    How did the German's temporally dislocate themselves at the Strategic level? How could they avoid the nightmare of a two front war? Would they succumb to the siren song of the Schlieffin Plan and a quick win with all the risk that entails? Thank you to the British Army's Lessons Exploitation Centre for the assistance with getting the resources for this podcast 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.
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    • 29 min
    70 - The French Centre of Gravity - Battle of France 1940 Part VI

    70 - The French Centre of Gravity - Battle of France 1940 Part VI

    This is the third part of our CoG analysis for the Battle of France series.
    We discuss the Centre of Gravity for the French.
    What was their CoG?  Was it effective and why did the Wehrmacht strike right at the heart of it?
    Thank you to the British Army's Lessons Exploitation Centre for the assistance with getting the resources for this podcast 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.
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    • 28 min
    69 - British CoG under Churchill - Battle of France 1940 Part V

    69 - British CoG under Churchill - Battle of France 1940 Part V

    This is the second part of our CoG analysis for the Battle of France series.
    We discuss the Centre of Gravity under the Churchill Government.
    What was Churchill trying to achieve and what was the one entity that was going to achieve it? 
    Thank you to the British Army's Lessons Exploitation Centre for the assistance with getting the resources for this podcast 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.
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    • 29 min
    68 - British Centre of Gravity Analysis - Battle of France 1940 Part IV

    68 - British Centre of Gravity Analysis - Battle of France 1940 Part IV

    This is the first of a 4 part miniseries on Centre of Gravity analysis for the Battle of France, 1940. 
    Thank you to the British Army's Lessons Exploitation Centre for the assistance with getting the resources for this podcast 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.
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    • 34 min
    67 - Overview of the Battle of France 1940 II

    67 - Overview of the Battle of France 1940 II

    Battle of France II - Campaign Overview.
    This episode is the second part of our overview of the Battle of France Campaign.
    Thank you to the British Army's Lessons Exploitation Centre for the assistance with getting the resources for this podcast 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.
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    • 40 min

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4.6 out of 5
86 Ratings

86 Ratings

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