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Hew Strachan

Hew Strachan

(BA, MA, PhD (Cantab))

Chichele Professor of the History of War, Director of Oxford Leverhulme Programme on the Changing Character of War, All Souls College
+44 (0) 1865 279338
All Souls College
  • Professor of Modern History, University of Glasgow, and Director of the Scottish Centre for War Studies (from 1992 to 2001)
  • Fellow, Corpus Christi College, Cambridge (Life Fellow, 1992) (from 1979 to 1992)
  • Senior Lecturer in War Studies and International Affairs, RMA, Sandhurst (from 1978 to 1979)
  • Research Fellow, Corpus Christi College, Cambridge (from 1975 to 1978)
  • Undergraduate (1968–71) then postgraduate (from 1972) , Corpus Christi College, Cambridge (from 1968 to 1975)


Selected Publications:
  • European armies and the conduct of war. (London, 1983)
  • Wellingtons legacy: The reform of the British Army 1830-54. (Manchester, 1984)
  • From Waterloo to Balaclava: Tactics, technology and the British Army. (Cambridge, 1985)
  • The politics of the British Army. (Oxford, 1997)
  • (ed.) The Oxford Illustrated History of the First World War . (Oxford, 1998) 356pp.
  • The First World War: Volume 1: To Arms. Vol 1 (Oxford, 2001) 1227pp.
  • The First World War: A New Illustrated History. (London, 2003) 350pp.
  • German Strategy in the First World War in Internationale Beziehungen im 19. und 20. Jahrhundert. (Paderborn, 2003) pp. 127-144
  • Wer war schuld? Wie es zum Ersten Weltkrieg kam in Der 1. Weltkrieg. Die Ur-Katastrophe des 20.Jahrhunderts. (2004) pp. 240-255
  • The First World War in Africa. (Oxford, 2004) 224pp.
  • Financing the First World War. (Oxford, 2004) 268pp.
  • The Outbreak of the First World War. (Oxford, 2004) 299pp.
  • The Entente Cordiale - The Centenary: War and Empire, Journal of the Royal United Services Institute for Defence Studies. Vol 149. no.2 (2004) pp. 40-44
  • Britain and Russia 1914-1917 in Russia: War, Peace and Diplomacy. (London, 2005) pp. 56-69
  • Total war: the conduct of war, 1939-1945 in A World at Total War. (Cambridge, 2005) pp. 33-52
  • The Lost Meaning of Strategy, Survival. Vol 47 (2005) pp. 33-54
  • Les histoires militaires officielles de la premiere guerre mondiale in Histoire culturelle de la grande guerre. (Paris, 2005) pp. 45-70
  • Strategic bombing and the question of civilian casualties up to 1945 in Firestorm: the bombing of Dresden, 1945. (London, 2006) pp. 1-17
  • (ed.) Big wars and small wars: the British army and the lessons of war in the 20th century . (London, 2006) 186pp.
  • A general typology of transcultural wars: the modern ages in Transcultural wars from the Middle Ages to the 21st Century. (Berlin, 2006) pp. 85-103
  • Training, morale and war, Journal of Contemporary History. Vol 41 (2006) pp. 211-227
  • Die Ostfront. Geopolitik, Geographie und Operationen in Die vergessene Front. Der Osten 1914-15. (Paderborn, 2006) pp. 11-26
  • Making strategy: civil-military relations after Iraq, Survival. Vol 48 (2006) pp. 59-82
  • Armee, Generalstab und das Problem des continental commitment in Grossbritannien 1904 bis 1914 in Der Schlieffenplan. Analysen und Dokumente. (Paderborn, 2006) pp. 267-92
  • Time, Space and Barbarisation: the German Army and the Eastern Front in Two World Wars in The Barbarisation of Warfare. (London, 2006) pp. 58-82, 278-81