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Dr Nick Smart

School of Humanities and Performing Arts (Faculty of Arts)


Have PhD (Reading)

Teaching interests

British inter-war military and political elites

Research interests

British elites -military and political- in the mid-twentieth century

since 1997


The National Government (Macmillan, 1999)

British Strategy and Politics During the Phony War (Praeger 2003)

Devon and the Second World War (Mint Press, 2004)

Edited Books:

Dear Grandmother: Bickersteth Second World War Diaries - vols I and II (Edwin Mellen, 1999 and 2001)

Chapters in Books:

'Neville Chamberlain' in Kelly & Cantrell Modern British Statesmen (Manchester UP, 1997)


'Four Days in May: The Norway Debate and the Downfall of Neville Chamberlain' Parliamentary History i, IV, 1997

'National Government national disaster?' Modern History Review 11, 4, 2000

'British Generals and the Second World War' Archives, Oct. 2003

Biographical Dictionary of British Second World War Generals (Pen & Sword, 2005)

currently working on a biography of Neville Chamberlain