Public invited to Great War in the East lecture Nov. 3

Public invited to Great War in the East lecture Nov. 3


The Department of Military History of the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth invites the public to attend the fifth in a series of lectures intended to educate the public about World War I during its 100-year commemoration. – Dr. David R. Stone, a military history instructor at Kansas State University, will present “The Great War in the East” in the Marshall Auditorium of the Lewis and Clark Center on Fort Leavenworth, Nov. 3, at 6 p.m. Guests are also invited to the reception that begins at 5:30 p.m.

In this presentation, Dr. Stone lead a discussion on strategy and major themes in the Eastern Front of World War I.

Stone is Pickett Professor of History at Kansas State University. He is the author of A Military History of Russia: From Ivan the Terrible to the War in Chechnya and Hammer and Rifle: The Militarization of the Soviet Union, 1926-1933 and editor of The Soviet Union at War, 1941-1945. Stone began his research on Russian and Soviet military history at the beginning of the 1990s, just when previously inaccessible archives and historical documents first became available to scholars. Since that time, he has written extensively on the role of war in Russian history while teaching history at Kansas State University. His work has been recognized with awards and prizes from the Historical Society, the History News Network, the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies, and the Society for Military History.

The CGSC Department of Military History hosts the General of the Armies John J. Pershing Great War Centennial Series with support from the CGSC Foundation. The lecture series intended to foster understanding of this world-changing conflict during its 100-year commemoration. More than any other single event, World War I was the decisive, shaping experience of the Twentieth Century. It was a brutal war that brought down four empires, led to revolution in Russia, and eventually brought the United States onto the world stage as a major power. We live with its results to this day. All lectures in the series are free and open to the public.

For more information on this or other lectures in the series contact Dr. Jim Willbanks, Director of the CGSC Department of Military History: email– or phone– 913-684-2056.

This fifth lecture in the series is sponsored by Lockheed Martin, a great supporter of the CGSC Foundation.


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