Jonathan Fennell was awarded a Doctorate from the University of Oxford in 2008 and is now a Senior Lecturer at the Defence Studies Department, King’s College London. Jonathan is a Director of the Sir Michel Howard Centre for the History of War and a Director and Co-Founder of the Second World War Research Group. His first book, Combat and Morale in the North African Campaign (Cambridge University Press, 2011) was shortlisted for the Royal Historical Society’s Whitfield Prize (for a first book written on British and Irish History). It was joint runner up for the Society for Army Historical Research’s Templer Medal (for the book published during that year that has made the most significant contribution to the history of the British Army) and it was selected as one of BBC History Magazine’s ‘Books of the Year’ 2011. Jonathan’s research takes a multidisciplinary approach to the study of war. His publications include empirically grounded studies that have contributed to the understanding of the Second World War and the fields of military and socio-political history more generally. He has also engaged with the theoretical implications of his findings, with contributions to the fields of strategic studies and war and defence studies.