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Academic Lectures/Presentations/Discussions on YouTube

Post by The Ibis » 12 Sep 2017 16:42

I've created YouTube threads on some other websites that focused on WWI. This thread will cover a broader period. As I come across new videos that seem interesting, I'll post them here. Please feel free to do the same. Academic stuff only, please. No History Channel. :D

Also, I would ask that if you want to start a discussion about one of the videos, that you start a new thread in the appropriate area, rather than do so here. My intent for this thread is for it to serve as a repository.

Finally, I apologize in advance if I post a video that has already been linked on the forum previously.
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Post by The Ibis » 12 Sep 2017 16:43

Douhet and Command of the Air
Streamed live on Sep 7, 2017
After World War I, some military theorists saw airpower as a way to avoid the horror of the trenches. Dr. Gates Brown discusses the promises of airpower theorists like Giulio Douhet, who argued that air forces could end wars before traditional military forces were ready to begin fighting. The work of these theorists helped develop the U.S. Army Air Corps’ strategic bombing doctrine during the interwar period.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QvmVyE4XfSI

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Post by The Ibis » 13 Sep 2017 22:16

The Problem with Preemptive War by Dr. Richard W. Harrison
Published on Jan 25, 2017

The Problem with Preemptive War: Soviet Mobilization Planning, 1938-1941 by Dr. Richard W. Harrison

In the spring of 1941, the Red Army high command sat poised to strike the German occupied Polish hinterland in a daring push to alter the course of the Second World War. Meanwhile, the German General Staff was likewise preparing for a blitzkrieg against the Russian western territories with the final prize of Moscow itself. The Russian commanders never carried out their plan to strike the Germans, however, and the German’s treacherous onslaught sprang forth first, resulting in the devastation of much of western Russia and contributing to the final defeat of the Nazi regime. The plan to invade Poland, though never carried out, offers fascinating insight into Soviet military thinking at the highest levels in response to a rapidly changing political-military situation.

On Wednesday, January 18, 2017, Dr. Richard W. Harrison gave a lecture at the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center in Carlisle, Pennsylvania based on his years of research on the Russian plan to invade Nazi-occupied Poland. He breaks down the Russian plan and tie his conclusions to todays’ preemptive warfare theory. The lecture opens with a brief review of previous Soviet mobilization plans as they developed in 1938 and throughout World War II. The early plans were defensive in nature and tasked the Red Army, due to its slower pace of mobilization, to absorb the initial enemy attack, followed by a counterstroke to pulverize the Nazi menace. The idea of a massive counteroffensive gradually evolved into the preemptive attack plan of 1941, carrying the high command’s desire to push through southeastern Poland, followed by an advance into Germany. The lecture examines the forces allotted for the preemptive attack, the route of their projected advance, and the interplay of personalities among the plan's authors and Stalin. Dr. Harrison concludes with a discussion of the strategy's utility and the lingering consequences of some of its component parts during the first weeks of the war.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g7Tp-sM9v60&t=4s
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Post by The Ibis » 19 Sep 2017 18:11

Philip Nord on “France 1940: Defending the Republic”
Published on Apr 7, 2016

This is a production by the National History Center in cooperation with the Woodrow Wilson Center’s History and Public Policy Program in Washington DC

France suffered a crushing defeat in 1940, and its democratic constitution was then set aside to make way for the authoritarian regime of Vichy. A classic explanation chalks up this series of events to decadence, to France’s moral failings as a nation. Philip Nord argues, however, that the defeat was contingent, the result of poor military decision-making on the part of the army brass, and that the turn to authoritarianism thereafter was the result of a betrayal by the nation’s military and administrative elites, more interested in national regeneration than in democracy. Does such an analysis alter how France’s history in this period is to be understood?

Philip Nord is the Rosengarten Professor of Modern and Contemporary History at Princeton University, where he has taught since 1981. He is the author of five books on French history since the Revolution, among them The Republican Moment: Struggles for Democracy in Nineteenth-Century France (Harvard University Press, 1995), France’s New Deal: From the Thirties to the Postwar Era (Princeton University Press, 2010), and most recently France 1940: Defending the Republic (Yale University Press, 2015).
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wsiTYb9OEnM&t=2405s
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Post by Gorque » 20 Sep 2017 00:29

The Ibis wrote:Philip Nord on “France 1940: Defending the Republic”
Published on Apr 7, 2016

This is a production by the National History Center in cooperation with the Woodrow Wilson Center’s History and Public Policy Program in Washington DC

France suffered a crushing defeat in 1940, and its democratic constitution was then set aside to make way for the authoritarian regime of Vichy. A classic explanation chalks up this series of events to decadence, to France’s moral failings as a nation. Philip Nord argues, however, that the defeat was contingent, the result of poor military decision-making on the part of the army brass, and that the turn to authoritarianism thereafter was the result of a betrayal by the nation’s military and administrative elites, more interested in national regeneration than in democracy. Does such an analysis alter how France’s history in this period is to be understood?

Philip Nord is the Rosengarten Professor of Modern and Contemporary History at Princeton University, where he has taught since 1981. He is the author of five books on French history since the Revolution, among them The Republican Moment: Struggles for Democracy in Nineteenth-Century France (Harvard University Press, 1995), France’s New Deal: From the Thirties to the Postwar Era (Princeton University Press, 2010), and most recently France 1940: Defending the Republic (Yale University Press, 2015).
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wsiTYb9OEnM&t=2405s
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For all the talk that we hear about the "Stab in the Back" myth that the fascists spread in the interwar period, it's interesting that France appeared to have actually been stabbed in the back by conservatives and authoritarians within the government and military in the summer of 1940.

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Post by Richard Anderson » 20 Sep 2017 00:52

The Ibis wrote:The Problem with Preemptive War by Dr. Richard W. Harrison
I used to work with him at TDI! :welcome:
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Post by The Ibis » 24 Sep 2017 22:08

From the Dugouts to the Trenches: Baseball during the Great War
Streamed live on Sep 21, 2017
In partnership with the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, Jim Leeke, author of the newly released From the Dugouts to the Trenches: Baseball during the Great War, will discuss how World War I affected America’s pastime and changed the sport forever.
Fast forward to the 11:40 mark to skip the intros.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PAYgVDF_MQQ

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Post by The Ibis » 29 Sep 2017 22:41

The speaker, James Zobel, is excellent!

The Strained Relationship of MacArthur and Marshall
Published on Sep 15, 2017

General Douglas MacArthur was one of the most colorful, controversial, and image-conscious military figures of the twentieth century. This unique program will offer new insight into the often complex relationship between Douglas MacArthur and George C. Marshall.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FBxLnqZysqA&t=6s

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Post by The Ibis » 07 Oct 2017 20:47

The Marines and Amphibious Doctrine
Streamed live on Oct 5, 2017

As entry into World War II and a war with the Japanese became increasingly likely, the future of the Marine Corps was becoming increasingly uncertain. Amphibious assault doctrine caught the service’s interest as a method of making the Marines indispensable to the coming fight and to the future military organization of the U.S. Dr. Janet G. Valentine shares the intellectual process that allowed for the development of an effective doctrine for amphibious assault—a task that others were convinced could not be accomplished.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IRdN4mjaadA

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Post by The Ibis » 13 Oct 2017 20:53

The Allies Strike Back, 1941-1943: The War in the West, Vol. II
When James Holland’s The Rise of Germany, the first volume in his War in the West trilogy, ended, the Nazi war machine looked to be unstoppable. In The Allies Strike Back, while Germany’s invasion of Russia unfolds in the east, in the west, the Americans formally enter the war, defeat Rommel in North Africa, and the bombing of Germany escalates, aiming to destroy Nazi industry and crush civilian morale. A book signing will follow the program.
Fast forward to the 10:50 mark to skip the intros.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lAHE1S5IMRs

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Post by The Ibis » 22 Oct 2017 16:37

“The Rising Spirit of Revolution: 1905-1917” - Mark D. Steinberg
Streamed live on Oct 1, 2017
Mark D. Steinberg
Historian and Author, The Fall of the Romanovs
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YBmJlJj7V08

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Post by The Ibis » 30 Oct 2017 20:34

Torchbearers of Democracy: African Americans and World War I - Chad Williams
Published on Oct 17, 2017

Torchbearers of Democracy: African Americans and World War I
A lecture by Chad Williams

Presented by the Leslie Center for the Humanities at Dartmouth College

Professor Williams is Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of African and Afro-American Studies at Brandeis University. He specializes in African American and modern United States History, African American military history, the World War I era, and African American intellectual history. His first book, Torchbearers of Democracy: African American Soldiers in the World War I Era, was published in 2010 and won the 2011 Liberty Legacy Foundation Award from the Organization of American Historians, the 2011 Distinguished Book Award from the Society for Military History and designation as a 2011 CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title.
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Post by The Ibis » 16 Nov 2017 01:08

Mobilizing the Russian Nation: Patriotism and Citizenship in the First World War presented by Melissa Stockdale.
Published on Oct 4, 2017

This is a production by the National History Center in cooperation with the Woodrow Wilson Center’s History and Public Policy Program in Washington DC

Why was Russia defeated in the First World War? Melissa K. Stockdale challenges the widespread belief that lack of popular patriotism was a major cause of Russia’s military implosion in 1917. Exploring massive efforts by state, religious, and civic entities to craft inspiring patriotic narratives, and popular responses to them, she demonstrate the powerful crystallization of patriotism, nationalism, and citizenship in Russia over the course of a devastating total war.

Melissa K. Stockdale is a Brian and Sandra O’Brien Presidential Professor of History at the University of Oklahoma, and member of the editorial board of the international scholarly series Russia’s Great War and Revolution. Her books include Paul Miliukov and the Quest for a Liberal Russia, 1880-1918, and the edited volumes Space, Place and Power in Modern Russia: Essays in the New Spatial History (with Mark Bassin and Christopher Ely) and Russian Culture in War and Revolution, 1914-1918 (with Murray Frame, Boris Kolonitskii, and Steven Marks). She has written articles and book chapters on women and war, the press in war, memorializing soldiers, and Russian liberalism and nationalism.
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Post by The Ibis » 22 Nov 2017 16:13

The Battle of Beersheba - myths and history,100 years on
Published on Oct 31, 2017

Fought on 31 October 1917, the Battle of Beersheba, and its dramatic conclusion by a mounted charge of two Australian light horse regiments, has become one of Australia’s best known First World War actions. It is perhaps the only battle fought in the Sinai-Palestine Campaign of 1916-18 that many Australians might recognise, has been the subject of Australian feature films (twice) and today its memory has become a vehicle for the promotion of Australian-Israeli ties. It has also become a tool for national self-congratulation and myth-making, with claims about the Australian role including that it was the last great cavalry charge in history or that that it turned the tide of campaign.This public lecture will examine the battle and the Australian role in it to challenge some myths and offer an insightful appreciation of the events and their place in history.

Jean Bou is a military historian and a senior lecturer at the ANU Strategic and Defence Studies Centre. He is the author, co-author or editor of ten books on Australian military history and has written extensively on the Australian involvement in the First World War, particularly on the fighting in Palestine.
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Post by The Ibis » 10 Jan 2018 14:41

Marshall & the President, 1943 by Nigel Hamilton
Published on May 12, 2017

Several times in 1943 command of the invasion of northern France was promised to General George Marshall, its architect and chief advocate. FDR gave the coveted command to General Dwight D. Eisenhower, assuring Ike, not Marshall, would win the highest battle honors of the war. Why?

Dr. Nigel Hamilton, who has been studying Franklin Roosevelt as U.S. Commander in Chief in WWII, offers a fresh perspective on one of the most debated promotions in history.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Ie_6qOs26s&t=66s

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