Conference announcement, via the Society for First World War Studies.
2008 is the ninetieth anniversary of two landmark events in the history of the British armed forces: the creation of the Royal Air Force, the world’s first independent air service, from the Royal Flying Corps and the Royal Naval Air Service; and the ‘Hundred Days’ campaign, the greatest series of land victories in British military history. This conference marks these anniversaries. Papers will address land, air and maritime topics, including technology; tactics, operations and strategy; logistics; organisation; command; doctrine; the media; culture; and the legacy of 1918.
2-3 September 2008
Birmingham & Midland Institute
Birmingham B3 3BS
Organised by the Centre for First World War Studies, University of Birmingham, Defence Studies (Army); Defence Studies (Royal Air Force); Defence Studies (Royal Navy).
Gary Sheffield, Sebastian Cox, Stephen Badsey
There are a limited number of slots available for early-stage scholars to give papers. Please contact Professor Gary Sheffield (gDOTdDOTsheffieldATbhamDOTacDOTuk – replace capitalised words with punctuation) with offers of presentations.
For further details and an application form, visit http://www.1918modernwar.bham.ac.uk/
(Some chap called Todman is also speaking at the end of the second day…)