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History's great military blunders and the lessons they teach [electronic resource] / Professor Gregory S. Aldrete.

Aldrete, Gregory S., (author,, speaker.). hoopla digital. (Added Author).

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  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (24 video files (ca. 720 min.)) : sd., col.
  • Publisher: [United States] : The Great Courses : 2015.

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Formatted Contents Note:
Episode 7 Kalka River: Genghis Khan's General-1223 Episode 12 Russia: Napoleon Retreats in the Snow-1812 Episode 19 Tannenberg: Ineptitude in the East-1914 Episode 22 Dieppe Raid: Catastrophe on the Beach-1942 Episode 1 Petersburg: Union Digs Its Own Grave-1864 Episode 14 Crimea: Charge of the Light Brigade-1854 Episode 17 Adwa: Italy's Fiasco in Ethiopia-1896 Episode 2 Syracuse: Athens's Second Front-413 B.C. Episode 23 Operation Market Garden: A Bridge Too Far-1944 Episode 6 Fourth Crusade: Byzantium Betrayed-1204 Episode 16 Isandlwana: 25,000 Zulus Undetected-1879 Episode 21 World War II: Royal Navy Goes Down-194142 Episode 4 Red Cliffs: Cao Cao's Bad Day-208 A.D. Episode 9 Nagashino: Taking Swords to a Gunfight-1575 Episode 5 Barbarian Gate: Adrianople-378, Pliska-811 Episode 11 Culloden: The Bonnie Prince Blunders-1746 Episode 8 Courtrai: Knights versus Shopkeepers-1302 Episode 10 Cartagena: High Walls, Short Ladders-1741 Episode 18 Colenso: The Second Boer War-1899 Episode 20 Gallipoli: Churchill Dooms Allied Assault-1915 Episode 3 Carrhae: The Parthian Shot-53 B.C. Episode 15 Greasy Grass: Custer's Last Stand-1876 Episode 24 The Great Blunders: Four Paths to Failure Episode 13 Afghanistan: Khyber Pass Death Trap-1842.
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Participant or Performer Note:
Lecturer: Professor Gregory S. Aldrete, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay.
Summary, etc.:
In History's Great Military Blunders and the Lessons They Teach, you'll study these crucibles of history to gain a better understanding of why a civilization took-or didn't take-a particular path. This course examines some of the world's most notable examples of military misfortune, from the destruction of a Roman army at the Battle of Carrhae to the tragic landings at Gallipoli in World War I.
Target Audience Note:
Rated TVPG.
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Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: Battles.
Military history.
World history.

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