SAHR Templer Book Prize Results Announced

Wednesday 21st April 2021

The Society for Army Historical Research is pleased to announce the results of the Templer Medal book competition for 2020. As a great many high-quality entries were received from both established and new authors despite the many challenges facing everyone, the Society is pleased to recognise and reward, exceptionally in its centenary year, a winner and three runners up in both categories.

Templer Medal

WINNER Britain’s War: A New World 1942-1947 by Prof Daniel Todman (Penguin)

1st RUNNER UP Blood, Metal and Dust: How Victory turned into Defeat in Afghanistan and Iraq by Brig Ben Barry (Osprey)

2nd RUNNER UP Sicily ’43: The First Assault on Fortress Europe by James Holland (Bantam)

3rd RUNNER UP The English Civil War: An Atlas and Concise History of the Wars of the Three Kingdoms 1639-51 by Col Nick Lipscombe (Osprey)

Best First Book

WINNER Major-General Oliver Nugent: The Irishman who led the Ulster Division in the Great War by Nicholas Perry (Ulster Historical Foundation)

1st RUNNER UP Charles E Callwell and the British Way in Warfare by Dr Daniel Whittingham (Cambridge University Press)

2nd RUNNER UP Civilian Specialists at War: Britain’s Transport Experts and the First World War by Dr Christopher Phillips (Institute for Historical Research, University of London)

3rd RUNNER UP Phillip Skippon and the British Civil Wars: The “Christian Centurion” by Dr Ismini Pells (Routledge)

The Society congratulates the winners and runners up. It is hoped that it will be possible to bestow the awards at a ceremony at the National Army Museum on 22nd September.

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