Study day - 'High Commands'

Following the success of the inaugural day school on 16 November 2013, the University of Wolverhampton's First World War research group held a second study day on Saturday 11 January 2014 on the theme of 'High Commands'. 

The study day formed part of a series of events to mark the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War.


Guest of honour and chair of panels: Professor Peter Simkins MBE

  • Dr Robert T. Foley (King’s College London) - ‘Falkenhayn’s plans for 1916’
  • Dr Jim Beach (University of Northampton) - ‘Haig’s Intelligence Officers
  • Mrs Aimée Fox-Godden (University of Birmingham) - ‘Not Invented Here? The Impact of Inter-Theatre Command Appointments on the British Army’s Learning Process in the First World War’
  • Professor Stephen Badsey and Professor Gary Sheffield (both University of Wolverhampton, and co-authors of the chapter on ‘Strategic Command’ in the forthcoming Cambridge History of the First World War) - a discussion of 'High Commands'.