Professor Buckley’s research interests focus
upon twentieth century military and strategic studies,
particularly the Second World War, and the Age of Air Power.
He has published on British maritime air power
in the interwar era and in World War Two, most notably a study
of RAF Coastal Command, and on many other broader aspects of air
power such as strategic bombing, British defence
policy in the 1930s, and air power and total war.
In addition, Prof Buckley has researched and
published on the Normandy campaign of 1944. In 2004 he published
British Armour and the Normandy Campaign 1944, an in-depth
study of the role, development and performance of the
British armoured arm in the summer of 1944. Moreover, 2006 saw
the publication of The Normandy Campaign 1944: Sixty Years
On, an edited collection derived from the highly
successful conference held at the University of Wolverhampton in
2004 by HAGRI and co-ordinated by Prof Buckley.
He is now working on the British tank industry
in World War Two and Monty's Men: The British Army and the
Liberation of Northwest Europe 1944-5 (Yale) a broader study
of the performance of the British Army in the final stages of World