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Major General J H A TOBE Thompson

Visiting Professor 

Major General Julian H A Thompson CB OBE served in the Royal Marines for 34 years in the Near Middle East, the Far East, Europe and Northern Ireland. He commanded 40 Commando Royal Marines for two and a half years and the 3rd Commando Brigade for two years. The latter period of command includes the Falklands War of 1982. He is a graduate of the British Army Staff College, and later instructed there. He graduated from the Royal college of Defence Studies in 1980. He retired as a Major General in 1986 and completed a Leverhulme grant at the Department, researching logistics and armed conflict, which was subsequently published by Brassey's.

Areas of expertise

  • The Falklands War
  • The Special Forces
  • The Royal Marines
  • Amphibious Operations
  • First and Second World War Sea and Land Campaigns
  • Logistics
  • Dunkirk and France and Flanders 1940


No Picnic: 3 Commando Brigade in the Falklands; Three editions,Latest edition paperback in Cassells Military Paperback series.

Ready for Anything: The Parachute Regiment at War 1940-82; Weidenfeld & Nicolson Hardback and Fontana Paperback.

The Lifeblood of War: Logistics in Armed Conflict, Hardback and paperback, Brasseys/

The IWM Book ofVictory in Europe: North-West Europe 1944-45; Hardback and trade paperback, Sidgwick & Jackson (Macmillan)

The IWM Book of The War at Sea: the Royal Navy in the Second World War, Hardback and Trade Paperback Sidgwick & Jackson. Republished 2003.

The IWM Book ofThe War Behind Enemy Lines: British Special Forces 1940-1945. Hardback Sidgwick & Jackson, Paperback Pan

The Royal Marines: From Sea Soldiers to a Special Force; Hardback Sidgwick & Jackson, Paperback Pan

The IWM Book of Modern Warfare: The British Experience Since 1945 (Editor). Hardback Sidgwick & Jackson, Paperback February 2003 in Pan

The IWM Book of the War in Burma. Hardback Sidgwick & Jackson 2002. Paperback September 2003 Pan

The IWM Book of the War at Sea 1914-1918. Hardback Sidgwick & Jackson 2005.

The Victory in Europe Experience. Hardback Carlton Publishing 2005.

1916: Verdun and the Somme, Hardback Carlton Publishing, 2006


Contributions to other works of Military History/Anthologies:

  • Military Strategy in a Changing Europe
  • Leadership and Command
  • Fallen Stars
  • Iraq, The Gulf and the World Community
  • Lightning Strikes Twice
  • Observer 2000
  • The Dimensions of Sea Power
  •  Amphibious Operations: Manoeuvre from the Sea Amphibious operations from the last Century. MOD publication

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