Introduction to Military History

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To complete this course, you are advised to visit MilitaryHistoryOnline.com. The following is the curriculum:

Medieval Era
Assignments:
1) Read all the essays.
2) Read Medieval Mercenaries: The Business of War, Cavalier Generals: King Charles I And His Commanders In The English Civil War 1642-46, The British Civil War : The Wars of the Three Kingdoms 1638-1660, Armada 1588, The Battle of Marston Moor, The Civil War in South-West England 1642-1646

17th and 18th Century
Assignments:
1) Read all the essays.
2) Read Cavalier Generals: King Charles I And His Commanders In The English Civil War 1642-46, The British Civil War : The Wars of the Three Kingdoms 1638-1660, Battles of the Revolutionary War, Fight for Freedom



The 19th Century
Assignments:
1) Read all the essays.
2) Study Napoleon.
3) Read The Defence of Lucknow: T.F. Wilson's Memoir of the Indian Mutiny, 1857, From Corunna to Waterloo: The Letters and Journals of Two Napoleonic Hussars, 1801-1816, Charge! Great Cavalry Charges of the Napoleonic Wars, The Campaigns of Napoleon, Napoleon's Road to Glory, The Age of Napoleon



American Civil War
1) Read all the essays.
2) Study the American Civil War.
3) Study the battles of the American Civil War.
4) Historic Photos of Petersburg, Historic Photos of Gettysburg, Atlas of the Civil War, These Honored Dead, Lee's Real Plan at Gettysburg, The Stand of the US Army at Gettysburg, Gettysburg
5) Watch Gettysburg and Stories of Valor - Civil War Minutes® III DVD Box Set (2 Discs), Horses of Gettysburg - Civil War Minutes® IV Box Set (2 Discs), Lincoln and Lee at Antietam - The Cost of Freedom



World War I
1) Read all the essays.
2) Study World War I
3) Study the battles of World War I
4) Read The Campaign of the Marne, Sagittarius Rising, The First World War : Volume I: To Arms, Twelve Days on the Somme : A Memoir of the Trenches November 1916, World War I, Five Days in October: The Lost Battalion of World War I
5) Watch the movie The Lost Battalion



World War II
1) Read all the essays.
2) Study World War II
3) Study the battles of World War II
4) Read The Day of Battle: The War in Sicily and Italy, 1943-1944, First to the Rhine: The 6th Army Group in World War II, Guadalcanal: The U.S. Marines in World War II: A Pictorial Tribute, America's Fighting Admirals: Winning the War at Sea in World War II, Sinking the Rising Sun: Dog Fighting & Dive Bombing in World War II, The Memoirs of Field-Marshal Kesselring, Iwo Jima Recon: The U.S. Navy at War, February 17, 1945, Stalin's Wars: From World War to Cold War, 1939-1953, The Unknown Battle of Midway
5) Watch any movies on World War II.
6) Extra Credit: Play a game of Axis and Allies Revised Edition.



Korea
1) Read all the essays.
2) Study the Korean War.
3) Study the battles of the Korean War.
4) Read The Korean War: The West Confronts Communism, Korean War, Korea: The First War We Lost



'Vietnam
1) Read all the essays.
2) Study the Vietnam War
3) Study the battles of the Vietnam War.
4) Read Marines in Hue City: A Portrait of Urban Combat, Tet 1968, Where We Were in Vietnam, Larry Burrows Vietnam, We Were Soldiers Once...and Young, RN: The Memoirs of Richard Nixon



When you are finished with all these assignments, make a graphic organizer. The graphic organizer will help you with future assignments and it will be good knowledge to have.
Another great website to go to is Olive-Drab.com. This website will tell you more about the U.S. Military and the wars the U.S. fought.

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