From Waterloo to the Rhine: The British Army 1815-1945

Academy
Futurelearn
Kurzbeschreibung
Examine one of the UK’s most storied institutions, and how 130 years of social, cultural and military change have shaped it.
Kursarten
E-Learning
Fachbereich

Geschichte

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Kursinhalt

Explore the British Army’s part in the making of the modern world

With a legacy stretching back centuries, the British Army is proud of its hard-won reputation as one of the most formidable fighting forces in the world.

On this course, you’ll see for yourself how the British Army evolved as an institution between 1815 and 1945. You’ll reflect on its social composition, place in society, and military proficiency, analysing a range of primary sources and incorporating your findings into historical debate.

Ultimately, you’ll develop a deeper understanding of the British Army - its successes, failures and role in shaping the modern world.

No prior experience or qualifications are needed for this course. It would suit anyone with an interest in the British military, or social history in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. It would also appeal to prospective students of history, or military history.

Kursziele
Explore how the British Army evolved as an institution between 1815 and 1945, reflecting on its social composition, place in society, and military proficiency,Debate the importance of command and leadership and how this developed alongside the changing nature of warfare,Compare the concepts of ‘limited’ and ‘total' war,Reflect upon the British Army’s changing role in its Empire, Europe and the world,Assess a range of primary source materials and incorporate their findings into historical debate
Anforderungen
No prior experience or qualifications are needed for this course. It would suit anyone with an interest in the British military, or social history in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. It would also appeal to prospective students of history, or military history.
Kurssprache
Englisch