The presentation will be live and online.
Prior to 1914 there were generally considered to be only two levels of war: Strategy and Tactics. The former tended to be the role of a 'supreme leader' and his council or of a national government whilst the latter was executed by commanders of armies in the field. Lieutenant Colonel Simon Shephard will be exploring the development of the Operational Level of War and in particular the term now known as Operational Art.
Simon will trace its development on the Western Front via the BEF and latterly via the combined conduct of the Allied Armies during later stages of 1918.
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It is also possible to register by clicking this link: Big Hands, Little Maps
The talk will be undertaken using the 'Zoom' software which is freely available. It may not be necessary to load the software to your PC / iPad etc: but we would recommend doing so if you wish to participate in this event.
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