Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies Australia

ACT: Seminar on German Maritime Security and Operational Thinking: Prof Dr Michael Epkenhans & COL Dr Gerhard Gross

  • 03 May 2017
  • 12:00 - 14:30
  • Ngunnawal Theatre, Building R1, Russell


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USI of the ACT, in partnership with the Australian Naval Institute, is pleased to present a seminar with two eminent German scholars, Prof Dr Michael Epkenhans and Dr. Gerhard P. Groß.

Biographies are linked in the speaker names above.


1210 – 1255:  Professor Dr Michael Epkenhans  - German Maritime Security in the 20th Century

1300 - 1315: Light lunch

1320 - 1400: Colonel Dr Gerhard Gross: Myth & Reality of German Warfare Operational thinking - Moltke the Elder to Heusinger

1405: Panel session Q & A – Both Historians

1425: Close of Seminar

This seminar is an outstanding opportunity to explore historical perspectives on the German armed forces in the 20th century.  This will be of particular interest to students of naval history and those with a passion for the operational art.

Note;  Defence passes are not required for access to the Ngunnawal Theatre

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