World War Ii: Royal Navy Goes Down - 1941-42
Lecture 21 of 24Downloadable Audiobook - 2015
This Lecture: Examine two of the worst naval disasters in the Britain's history, the causes of which include both grossly underestimating and overestimating the enemy: the sinking of the Royal Navy's most technologically sophisticated battleship by Japanese bombers in December 1941 and the destruction of merchant ships in Convoy PQ 17 by Germans in July 1942. The Course: 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. All Lectures: 1. Petersburg: Union Digs Its Own Grave-1864 2. Syracuse: Athens's Second Front-413 B.C. 3. Carrhae: The Parthian Shot-53 B.C. 4. Red Cliffs: Cao Cao's Bad Day-208 A.D. 5. Barbarian Gate: Adrianople-378, Pliska-811 6. Fourth Crusade: Byzantium Betrayed-1204 7. Kalka River: Genghis Khan's General-1223 8. Courtrai: Knights versus Shopkeepers-1302 9. Nagashino: Taking Swords to a Gunfight-1575 10. Cartagena: High Walls, Short Ladders-1741 11. Culloden: The Bonnie Prince Blunders-1746 12. Russia: Napoleon Retreats in the Snow-1812 13. Afghanistan: Khyber Pass Death Trap-1842 14. Crimea: Charge of the Light Brigade-1854 15. Greasy Grass: Custer's Last Stand-1876 16. Isandlwana: 25,000 Zulus Undetected-1879 17. Adwa: Italy's Fiasco in Ethiopia-1896 18. Colenso: The Second Boer War-1899 19. Tannenberg: Ineptitude in the East-1914 20. Gallipoli: Churchill Dooms Allied Assault-1915 21. World War II: Royal Navy Goes Down-1941-42 22. Dieppe Raid: Catastrophe on the Beach-1942 23. Operation Market Garden: A Bridge Too Far-1944 24. The Great Blunders: Four Paths to Failure
Publisher: [United States]: The Great Courses, 2015.
Branch Call Number: eAudiobook hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 audio file (30 min.)) : digital. digital,digital recording data file
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