Annual Booklist 2016-2017 : Contributors
The brief was for five favourite books on the British Army (including Imperial, Dominion, and Commonwealth forces). At the suggestion of our most recent Templer Medal winner, Dr Rory Muir, contributors were also asked to suggest one topic for a book that does not exist but ought to be written: it is hoped that there may be someone amongst the recipients of this list who will take up the challenge and help fill some of the remaining gaps in the existing scholarship.
Author of Sickness, Suffering, & the Sword: the British Regiment on Campaign 1808-1815 (University of Oklahoma Press, 2013); A Bold & Ambitious Enterprise: The British Army in the Low Countries 1813-1814 (Frontline, 2013); Gallantry and Discipline: The 12th Light Dragoons at War with Wellington (Frontline 2014).
Dr Christopher Brice
Author of The Thinking Man's Soldier. The Life and Career of General Sir Henry Brackenbury 1837-1914 (Helion, 2013); editor of Forgotten Victorian Generals. Studies in the Exercise of Command and Control in the British Army 1837-1901 (Helion, 2016).
Michael Crumplin, FRCS, FINS
Author of Men of Steel: Surgery in the Napoleonic Wars (Quiller, 2007); The Bloody Fields of Waterloo: Medical Support at Wellington’s Greatest Battle (Ken Trotman, 2013).
Carole Divall, FINS
Author of Redcoats Against Napoleon: The 30th Regiment During the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars (Pen & Sword, 2009); Inside the Regiment: the Officers and Men of the 30th Regiment During the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars (Pen & Sword, 2011); Wellington’s Worst Scrape: The Burgos Campaign 1812 (Pen & Sword, 2012).
Major General Christopher Elliott, CB, MBE
Winner of the Templer First Book Prize for High Command: British Military Leadership in the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars (Hurst, 2015)
Author of No Armour But Courage - Colonel Sir George Lisle, 1615-1648 (Helion, 2016); editor/compiler of English Army Lists of the Early 1640s (Tyger's Head Books, 2015)
Dr Spencer Jones
Senior Lecturer in Armed Forces and War Studies, University of Wolverhampton, author of From Boer War to World War: Tactical Reform of the British Army, 1902-1914 (University of Oklahoma Press, 2012); editor of Stemming the Tide. Officers and Leadership in the British Expeditionary Force 1914 (Helion 2014) and Courage Without Glory. The British Army on the Western Front 1915 (Helion 2015).
Dr Michael LoCicero
Author of A Moonlight Massacre - The Night Operation on the Passchendaele Ridge, 2 December 1917: The Forgotten Last Act of the Third Battle of Ypres (Wolverhampton Military Studies: Helion, 2014); co-editor of We Are All Flourishing - The Letters and Diary of Captain Walter J.J. Coats MC 1914-1919 (Helion 2016)
Dr Rory Muir
Visiting Research Fellow, University of Adelaide. Author of Tactics and the Experience of Battle in the Age of Napoleon (Yale, 1998), Britain and the Defeat of Napoleon, 1807-1815 (Yale, 1996) and Salamanca, 1812 (Yale, 2001); winner of the 2015 Templer Medal for Wellington: The Path to Victory, 1769-1814 and Wellington: Waterloo and the Fortunes of Peace 1814-1852 (Yale, 2013 & 2015).
Andrew Robertshaw, FSA
Author of Digging the Trenches: The Archaeology of the Western Front (Pen and Sword, 2008); Ghosts on the Somme: Filming the Battle June-July 1916 (Pen and Sword, 2009).
Dr Mark S. Thompson
Commended in the Templer First Book Prize for Wellington’s Engineers: Military Engineering in the Peninsular War (Pen & Sword, 2015).