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Upcoming Lecture on The Black Baron at Villers-Bocage: Michael Wittmann and the Characteristics of the Offense

The University of Tennessee Center for the Study of War & Society and the Department of History present an AfterWars lecture:

The Black Baron at Villers-Bocage: Michael Wittmann and the Characteristics of the Offense

On Thursday, April 5th, 2018 at Noon in the UT Humanities Center in Melrose Hall Room E102 (First Floor Seminar Room) the Center will host a lecture by CPT Eric V. Muirhead.

 

At 8:55 a.m on June 13, 1944, the British Army sent 117 armored vehicles and 692 soldiers into a tiny French village. They expected an easy victory. Fifteen minutes later, almost half would be flames.  They faced one German Tiger.

How could this happen?

Join CPT Eric V. Muirhead for a discussion and presentation on German Armored Tactics during the Battle of Normandy and how they relate to modern U.S. Army Doctrine.

CPT Eric V. Muirhead is an active duty U.S. Army Armor Officer currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Modern German History at UT. His professional experience includes Tank Company Command, Cavalry Troop Command, Scout Platoon Leader, and Assistant Operations Officer for a Combined Arms Battalion.

 

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