Previous Second World War Research Group Research Seminars

Since its inception, the Second World War Research Group has regularly hosted a series of research seminars at the Defence Studies Department, King's College London at the UK Joint Services Command and Staff College, and at the Department of War Studies, King's College London on the Strand in London. If you would like to host Second World War Research Group affiliated seminars at your institution, please contact us. Below is a list of seminar papers hosted by the Group, with links to podcasts:

  • Dr Peter Caddick-Adams (Cranfield University), 'Sand and Steel: The D-Day invasions and the liberation of France', at Mississippi State University, 18 November, 2019;

  • Professor Robin Prior, ‘Conquer We Must: Writing About Britain In Two World Wars',10 July 2018;

  • Professor Brian Farrell (National University of Singapore), 'Failure or Precursor? Independent Companies and Special Forces 1940-42', 21 May 2018;

  • Lieutenant General Sir John Kiszely, 'The British Fiasco in Norway, 1940', 30 May 2018;

  • Dr Helen Fry, ‘The London Cage: the Secret History of Britain’s World War II Interrogation Centre’, 28 February 2018;

  • Dr David Jordan (King’s College London), ‘“‘A Most Cooperative Organization’: The Trials and Tribulations of Air Support in North West Europe, June-December 1944”’, 20 February 2018;

  • Professor Ashley Jackson (King's College London), ‘A Busy Summer: Invading Iran, Iraq and Syria, 1941’, 27 Nov 2017;