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Barr, Dr Niall

Dr Niall Barr

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Telephone: +44 (0) 1793 788070

Research Interests

  • Nineteenth Century Warfare (focusing on the Napoleonic Wars and the American Civil War
  • First World War (focusing particularly on 1918)
  • Second World War (focusing particularly on the North African Campaigns)
  • Anglo-American Military Co-operation
  • Veterans and Ex-Service Affairs (focusing particularly on the British Legion)

MA Special Subject

The War in the Mediterranean


Dr Niall Barr FRHistS is a Reader in Military History at the Defence Studies Department, based at the Joint Services Command and Staff College. Educated at the University of St Andrews, he has previously taught at St Andrews and the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst. He joined the Staff College in 2000, where he teaches on a wide range of military courses, including the Higher Command and Staff Course and conducts numerous battlefield tours and staff rides. His main research interest concerns the fighting methods of the British Army in the Twentieth Century but he also has an enduring interest in the Scottish military tradition. His current research project concerns Anglo-American military co-operation during the Second World War.


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