One of the aspects of Military History that I like study is the Geography and the Geology of the battlefields that I visit with my Pals.
We believe that adding a "hard" science to the study of a battle.....Physics, Chemistry, Medicine, Math, Geography and Geology raises the tone and the level of the discussion and of the tour.
At the present time, I am in the process of setting up a study to review and learn how Geography and Geology affect the battlefield. I will probably add weather to this study. And I am awaiting a few books that I was able to buy on Amazon that deal with Military Geography. Usually when we tour, it is my contribution to discuss any geographical landmarks and their significance.
10/22/2022 10:51:28 AM
meteorology should definitely be included. "Battlefield Environment and Its Effect on Combat."
10/22/2022 5:24:03 PM
I have for many years loved Battlefield Archaeology.
`Hey don´t the wars come easy and don´t the peace come hard`- Buffy Sainte-Marie
Some swim with the stream. Some swim against the stream. Me - I´m stuck somewhere in the woods and can´t even find the stupid stream.
10/22/2022 7:50:04 PM
Gallipoli and Kokoda are certainly worth a visit for the extremes in Geography and terrain that soldiers had to deal with.
The Somme was interesting in its openness and the tactical advantage a small rise could gain a defender.
10/26/2022 8:55:16 AM
Terrain and the road network will be part of the study wen we go to Europe to follow the Ardennes offensive of 1944.