Australia's North African Campaign 1940-1943

The Second AIF saw itself in the image of the First AIF in 1918. They were daring, highly trained and either dogged in defence or brilliant in victory. Names like Bardia, Benghazi, Tobruk and El Alamein have gone down in history. In this lecture we look at the experiences of this army and judge if their reputation was justified.


DELIVERY MODE

  • This class will be delivered online via the online platform Zoom.
  • This course requires students to have an email, a reliable internet connection, a microphone/speakers and access to a tablet, smartphone or computer.


COURSE OUTLINE

  • The experience of the Second AIF in North Africa from recruitment in Australia to the offensives of early 1941
  • The siege of Tobruk
  • The breakthrough at El Alamein


PLANNED LEARNING OUTCOMES
By the end of this course, students should be able to:

  1. Understand the nature of recruits for the Second AIF.
  2. Trace their campaigns from Bardia to El Alamein.
  3. Evaluate their contribution to the Allied war effort.
$65 Limited

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