Portrait miniature of a British officer by Charles Jagger, c.1810 (© Bonhams)
The Society for Army Historical Research
The Society for Army Historical Research (SAHR) is a learned society, founded in 1921 to foster "interest in the history and traditions of British and Commonwealth armies, and to encourage research in these fields." It is one of the oldest societies of its kind. Past members include notable British Field Marshals Wavell, Auchinleck and Templer.
The Society's interests embrace army and regimental history, military antiquities and pictures, uniforms, badges and medals, arms and equipment and the history of land warfare in general. Campaigns, commanders and common soldiers are covered from the sixteenth century to the 1970s. The SAHR also fervently promotes enquiry into the political and social aspects of war and military service.
The main activity of the Society is the publication of a quarterly peer-reviewed scholarly Journal reflecting the members' interests and presenting the results of their own research. The Society also produces a number of special publications.
Upcoming SAHR Events
‘Rogues with Rifles: The 5/60th Rifles in the Peninsular War’ by Robert Griffith
Thursday 6th February 2020 - find out more
2020 Annual Members' Meeting
Wednesday 22nd April 2020 - find out more
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SAHR News and Event Reports
Templer Lecture: Prof Helen Parr on 'Our Boys: The Story of a Paratrooper'
Thursday 14th November 2019 - find out more
SAHR Fiction Prize Winners announced
Saturday 26th October 2019 - find out more
SAHR pre-Christmas special offer
Monday 14th October 2019 - find out more
Templer First Book Prize Lecture: Dr Aimee Fox on 'Learning to Fight'
Thursday 12th September 2019 - find out more
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