Southeastern presents annual Veterans Day Lecture


Friday, November 4, 2022 
by: Tonya Lowentritt 

     HAMMOND – The History and Political Science Department at Southeastern Louisiana University has scheduled the annual Veterans Day Lecture Thursday, Nov. 10, at 1 p.m., in Pottle Auditorium. History graduate student Lauren Guillory will present “Reconnaissance, Inter-Aircraft Combat, Bombing, and Close Air Support: The Development of Airpower and Airpower Strategy in the First World War.” The event is free and open to the public.
     “When WWI began, aircraft were made of canvas and wood and could not exceed 60 mph,” said History and Political Science Department Head Bill Robison. “Yet, as Lauren Guillory shows, the war established the roles of reconnaissance, inter-aircraft combat, bombing, and close air support that reached full potential in WWII. The main Western European powers – Britain, France, and Germany – developed strategies to utilize airpower, and the United States adopted these strategies upon joining the war in 1917.”
     For more information, contact the History and Political Science Department at 985-549-2109.

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