The British Army Military Book of the Year (BAMBY) is an annual book prize which aims to encourage soldiers to read as part of an informal approach to professional military education. The prize has been running since 2008, with a gap in 2017. The competition is judged by serving personnel of all ranks from Trooper to Colonel, they read all seven books over six months and hand in their judgement in September each year. Previous winners have been:
2008 - Patrick Bishop - 3 Para, Afghanistan 2006.
2009 - James Fergusson - A Million Bullets, the real story of the British Army in Afghanistan.
2010 - Andrew Roberts - The Storm of War, a new history of the Second World War.
2011 - Fergal Keane - Road of Bones, the siege of Kohima.
2012 - Sir Rodric Braithwaite - Afgantsy.
2013 - Lord Ashdown - A Brilliant Little Operation, The Cockleshell Heroes.
2014 - Brig (Ret'd) Allan Mallinson - 1914 Fight the Good Fight.
2015 - Dr Alex Watson - Ring of Steel, Germany and Austria-Hungary in the First World War.
2016 - Prof Eugene Rogan - The Fall of the Ottomans.
2018 - Dr Aimee Fox - Learning to Fight: Military Innovation and Change in the British Army, 1914-18.
2019 - Dr Jonathan Boff - Haig's Enemy: Crown Prince Rupprecht and Germany war on the Western Front.