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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 recent past. 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.

SAHR 2020 update

The Council of the Society is meeting regularly by Zoom and is taking account of the current measures to plan our activities in an appropriate manner. The Journal is being published as usual. Access for members of the Society to JSTOR and the archive of Journals is being maintained. An enhanced newsletter is being circulated. Plans are going ahead for the Centenary of the Society (to be marked in April 2021). A series of online and in-person talks is under development.

Upcoming SAHR Events

SAHR Centenary

Wednesday 21st - Thursday 22nd April 2021 - find out more

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SAHR News and Event Reports

2020 SAHR Military Fiction Prize shortlist announced

Tuesday 20th October 2020 - find out more

SAHR presents Templer Medal to Dr Jonathan Fennell

Sunday 18th October 2020 - find out more

Bonus Essay Prize Winners Announced

Tuesday 7th July 2020 - find out more

2020 Annual Members' Meeting

Wednesday 22nd April 2020 - find out more

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