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 both army and regimental history, military antiquities and pictures, uniforms, badges and medals, arms and equipment and the history of land warfare in general. The study of campaigns, commanders and the political aspects of war are covered from the sixteenth century to the 1970s.
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
Lecture by Professor Andrew Roberts
Monday 17th June 2019 - find out more
Templer First Book Prize Lecture: Dr Aimee Fox on 'Learning to Fight'
Thursday 12th September 2019 - find out more
Templer Lecture: Prof Helen Parr on 'Our Boys: The Story of a Paratrooper'
Thursday 14th November 2019 - find out more
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SAHR News and Event Reports
The British Army and the End of the First World War by Jonathan Boff
Wednesday 1st May 2019 - find out more
2019 Annual Members' Meeting
Tuesday 9th April 2019 - find out more
SAHR Templer Medal Shortlist Announced
Thursday 7th March 2019 - find out more
Templer Lecture - Waterloo: The Campaign of 1815
Monday 12th November 2018 - find out more
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