Moving on from the synopsis, here is the table of contents for our forthcoming book.
I am sure you will agree there are some interesting topics being explored in the book.Of course in the final book title may be modified but not much.
I will soon start posting the abstracts for each of the chapters, and I hope people will offer their thoughts and comments.
Introduction – Stuart Mitchell & Michael LoCicero (University of Birmingham)
- Andrew Limm (University of Birmingham) ‘The , 1795-1815: An Army Transformed?’
- Peter Randall (University of Reading) ‘The Influence of the upon the British Military, 1815-1854’
- Andrew Duncan (University of Birmingham) ‘Innovation and Transformation in the British Army Medical Services 1854-1914: Resistance and Reform’
- Richard Dunley (King’s College London) ‘“The Most Resistless and Revolutionary Weapon of Naval Warfare that has Ever Been Introduced”: The Royal Navy and the Whitehead Torpedo 1870-1900’
- Dr Spencer Jones (University of Wolverhampton) ‘The Thin Khaki Line: The Evolution of Infantry Attack Formations in the British Army 1899-1914’
- Dr Peter Grant (Cass Business School, City University) ‘Learning to Manage the Army: The Army Administration Course at the London School of Economics’
- Martin Gibson (University of Glasgow) ‘The Royal Navy’s Adoption of Oil Before the First World War’
- James Pugh (University of Birmingham) ‘Naval Wing Good, Military Wing Bad? An Orwellian inspired analysis of British Aviation Doctrine, 1912-1914’
- Aimeé Fox-Godden (University of Birmingham) ‘“Hopeless Inefficiency”? The Operational Performance and Transformation of Brigade Staff, 1916-1918’
- Simon Justice (University of Birmingham) ‘Vanishing Battalions: The Nature, Impact and Implications of British Infantry Reorganisation prior to the German Spring Offensives of 1918’
- John Alexander (University of Birmingham) “Despised and Neglected’: Transformation and Innovation in British Air Defence, 1922-1935’
- Neal Dando (University of Plymouth) ‘From ‘Jock Column’ to Armoured Column: Transformation and Change in British and Commonwealth Unit Tactics in the Western Desert, January 1941 to November 1942’
- Ross Mahoney (University of Birmingham) ‘Operation JUBILEE and the Transformation of Air Support for Combined Operations: The Case of Command and Control and Aerial Bombardment’
- Richard Hammond (University of Exeter) ‘British Aero-Naval Co-Operation in the Mediterranean and the Formation of RAF No. 201 (Naval Co-Operation) Group’
- Sarah McCook (University of Durham) ‘Re-evaluation of Wartime Communications: British Despatch Riders and Communications Reliability during the Second World War’
Epilogue – Dr Matthew Ford (University of Hull) ‘Military Transformation in Crisis – the future of Britain’s 21st Century Armed Forces’