Three Aspects of Attrition in World War I
Dr. John A. Lynn
Author of Battle: A History of Combat and Culture
West Point Ewing Professor of Military History, 2016-2017
12 p.m. - Student Q&A (TMH 105)
5 p.m. - Lecture, "Three Aspects of Attrition in World War I" (ASB North 105)
Dr. John Lynn’s research emphasizes eras of military change, particularly in early modern Europe and South Asia; however his most recent book, Women, Armies, and Warfare in Early Modern Europe (2008), examines the important roles of women who campaigned with armies from 1500 to 1815, including notable female individuals who assumed male identities to serve in the ranks and formidable women who, as women, marched in the train of armies.
Lynn currently serves as Professor Emeritus of History–University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and as faculty for the university’s Program in Arms Control, Disarmament, and International Security. In 2001, Professor Lynn won the Campus Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, in 2004, the French government awarded him the Palmes Académiques at the rank of chevalier, and West Point named him the Ewing Professor of Military History for the 2016-2017 academic year.