The Royal Australian Artillery Historical Company wants you to be part of its history seminar series entitled Firepower: Lessons from the Great War. The series is part of Army’s wider contributions to the Centenary of Anzac commemorative activities over the period 2015–2018. Firepower: Lessons from the Great War aims to provide a comprehensive review of the role of firepower during what is regarded to have been one of the most globally significant conflicts of all time.
The Series theme is Firepower: however, inside that wider topic, the seminars will analyse many aspects of the role of firepower within the wider context of warfare. These include: Command and Control; Human Stories – Gunners; Human Stories – Commanders; Artillery Tactics; Technology – Ammunition systems; Technology – the ‘Gunnery Problem’; Combined Arms – the advent of modern warfare; Force Generation and Sustainment; and Other Gunners – allies and adversaries.
Eleven Firepower seminars will be held from May 2015 until November 2018, each timed to align with anniversaries of significant battles or events during the Great War. The first seminar, Gallipoli: the Landing at Anzac, will take place at the Australian Defence Force Academy on 13 May 2015.
Whether you are a professional historian, a military serviceperson or just someone interested in history and enduring relevance of the profession of arms, everyone is invited to engage in this forum as either a participant or perhaps as a contributor, and in doing so enrich the debate and understanding. Further detail is available on the RAAHC’s website: http://www.artilleryhistory.org , or through the RAAHC’s project director and point of contact, Lieutenant Colonel Nick Floyd (E: firstname.lastname@example.org ).