Professional Military Education | The Principles of War Podcast

Episode One: The most Manouevrist Campaign the Australian Army has ever fought.

We look at how the Principles of War podcast is going to work, what we want to do and how we are going to do it. We discuss how terrain plays a part in the outcomes of battles and we will be looking at leadership.

Episode Two: The Japanese and Allied Centres of Gravity for the Malaya Campaign

The Centre of Gravity is that characteristic, capability or locality from which a force, nation or alliance derives its freedom of action, strength or will to fight. For the British, the CoG was the Singapore Naval Base.  It was the fundamental part of the defence of the whole of South East Asia.

Centre of Gravity Analysis with COL Dale Eikmeier

We talk to COL Dale Eikmeier about the Ends, Ways and Means methodology for determining the Center of Gravity.

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Learn the lessons of doctrine, leadership, strategy and tactics by breaking down the great battles of history and studying them through the principles of war.

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Professional Military Education with 30 minute podcasts.

We look at military history through the lens of the principles of war and current doctrine to better understanding tactics and strategy, terrain and leadership.

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The Considerations for the Attack – we look at these factors in this classic infantry attack.  Have a listen to the podcast on your favourite podcast player for all of the details on this battle. We look at the considerations for the attack as LT Pallier assaults the hill that would come to bear his […]

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How did LT Pallier attack this seemingly impossible objective?  A dug in enemy, minimal OS, limited time and very, very difficult terrain? We follow the progress of the assault and detail the actions taken by LT Pallier and 9 PL as they cleared the terrain and secured the lines of communication for the 2/27th Battalion, […]

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This podcast follows on from the Australian Army Research Centre Battlefield Staff Ride to New Guinea, looking at some of the battlefields from 1942 and 1943.  We were accompanied by Nick Anderson, author of Kokoda and Milne Bay books for the Army History Unit and Phil Bradley, who wrote On Shaggy Ridge, Hell’s Battlefield, To […]

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We start the Mission Analysis for the Battle of Long Tan as we prepare to do Center of Gravity Analysis for the Battle of Long Tan

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We look at what drove women in the Soviet Union to fight in the Great Patriotic War and what role Komsomol played in shaping their service.

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