About me


I’m a Lecturer in Modern British History at Queen Mary University of London. I specialise in the social, cultural and military history of Britain in the two world wars, with a particular emphasis on the memory and remembrance of war. In 2006 I was Times Higher Educational Supplement Young Academic Author of the Year for my book, The Great War, Myth and Memory. I’m currently working on a new general history of Britain in the Second World War.

I can be contacted at dDOTWDOTtodmanATqmulDOTacDOTuk [replace words with punctuation].

This is the updated, WordPress powered version of an academic blog that I’ve been running for about three years. My aim has been to make use of what I think is a vitally important new resource for academics, to spark some debates and to have some fun. All views are my own, rather than those of my institution. I post up a variety of stuff relating to my various academic interests. All comments are gratefully received.


One Response to About me

  1. John Williams says:

    Dear Sir,
    My grandfather was a POW from 1914 to 1918. I think he was interned at Hamelin. Have you any recollection of such a camp? He was exchanged for German officers just before the war’s end.

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