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Nick Lloyd is Professor of Modern Warfare in the Defence Studies Department. He has published widely on military and imperial history in the era of the Great War and has written five books including the bestselling Passchendaele: A New History (Viking, 2017). This was shortlisted for the British Army Military Book of the Year, the Military History Monthly Book of the Year, and was chosen as one of the Telegraph's '50 Best Books of 2017'.


Nick is currently embarking upon a major three-volume narrative history of the First World War. The first volume, The Western Front, was published in March 2021 and was chosen by The Times as one of the ‘best books to read this summer’. Future volumes will concentrate on the Eastern Front and the war in Africa and the Middle East.



  • The Western Front: A History of the First World War (London: Viking, 2021).
  • Passchendaele: A New History (London: Viking, 2017).
  • Hundred Days: The End of the Great War (London: Viking, 2013).
  • The Amritsar Massacre: The Untold Story of One Fateful Day (London: I.B. Tauris, 2011).
  • Loos 1915 (Stroud: Tempus, 2006).

Scholarly Journal Articles

  • ‘Colonial Counter-Insurgency in Southern India: The Malabar Rebellion, 1921-22’, Contemporary British History, Vol. 29, No. 3 (2015), pp. 297-317.
  • ‘Sir Michael O'Dwyer and “Imperial Terrorism” in the Punjab, 1919’, South Asia, Vol. 33, No. 3 (December 2010), pp. 363-80.
  • ‘The Amritsar Massacre and the Minimum Force Debate’, Small Wars & Insurgencies, Vol. 21, No. 2 (June 2010), pp. 382-403.
  • ‘Battlefield Tours and Staff Rides: A Useful Learning Experience?’, Teaching in Higher Education, Vol. 14, No. 2 (April 2009), pp. 175-84.
  • ‘“With Faith and Without Fear”: Sir Douglas Haig's Command of First Army During 1915’, Journal of Military History, Vol. 71, No. 4 (October 2007), pp. 1051-76.
  • ‘Lord Kitchener and “the Russian News”: Reconsidering the Origins of the Battle of Loos’, Defence Studies, Vol. 5, No. 3 (September 2005), pp. 346-65.

Book Chapters

  • ‘The View From Government House: Sir Michael O’Dwyer’s War’, in Ian Talbot & Roger D. Long (eds.), India and World War I: A Centennial Assessment (Abingdon: Routledge, 2018).
  • ‘Losing the Game: Propaganda and Influence in the British Raj, 1917-47’, in Greg Kennedy & Chris Tuck (eds.), British Propaganda and Wars of Empire: Influencing Friend and Foe 1900-2010 (Farnham: Ashgate, 2014), pp. 33-52.
  • ‘The Last Governor: Sir Evan Jenkins in the Punjab, 1946-7’, in Ian Talbot (ed.), The Independence of India and Pakistan: New Approaches and Reflections (Karachi: Oxford University Press, 2013), pp. 208-42.
  • ‘The Indian Army and Civil Disorder, 1919-22’, in Kaushik Roy (ed.), The Indian Army in the Two World Wars (Leiden, NL: Brill, 2011), pp. 335-58.


  • MA Special Subject: Lions & Donkeys: The British Army on the Western Front, 1914-1918
  • Operational Studies: The Hundred Days, 1918

PhD Supervision

Nick is happy to supervise PhD students in all aspects of modern military history, including the First and Second World Wars, colonial warfare and air power. He is also interested in the changing nature of British rule in South Asia, including the history of the Indian Civil Service.

Dr Nick Lloyd PURE Profile