How have the British and American armed forces been taught to fight and kill in conflicts from 1914 to the present? What role have psychology and technology played in military training? How do combatants contribute to, and endure, harsh military drills? Social and cultural life in the barracks will be explored, including ‘rites of passage’ in preparing soldiers for battle.
For all information about this free public lecture by Professor Joanna Bourke, please visit the Gresham College event's page: https://www.gresham.ac.uk/lectures-and-events/military-training-in-violence-1914-to-the-present
No reservations are required for this lecture. It will be run on a ‘first come, first served’ basis.
Doors will open 30 minutes before the start of the lecture.