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Russia’s Role in the Salonica Campaign Negotiations, 1915-16


1 Dec
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Chair: Professor William Philpott, Co-director, Military and Political History Research Theme, School of Security Studies and President, British Commission for Military History.

Speaker: Sofya Asimova, PhD researcher, University of St Andrews.

The event will be co-hosted by the Military and Political History Research Theme in the School of Security Studies and the Institute of Historical Research.

This seminar will present an aspect of Sofya Asimova’s ongoing doctoral research at St Andrews University on Russia's military strategy and the Entente in the First World War.

Sofya's research paper is based predominantly on documents from Russian archives and attempts to examine the role that Russian military command played in October 1915 to February 1916 in Allied discussions of the fate of the Salonika front.

Secondly it argues that archival sources that were previously discussed exclusively in the context of Russia’s national strategy in 1915-1916, can offer a new valuable insight on the decision-making of the Entente powers if considered alongside the timeline of Franco-British negotiations on the Salonika issue.

This event will be held on Zoom. All registered attendees will receive an email with access information.

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