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The British Army Military Book of the Year 2020 Long-List (#BAMBY20)

The British Army Military Book of the Year competition is an annual prize given for the book adjudged to be the best book on a military subject, broadly-defined, published in the last year. This year we asked our soldiers and wider social media audience for suggestions for the Long-List and we were inundated with suggestions. Today, we are pleased to announce the thirteen books selected; join the debate, read the books!   

The Long-List for the British Army Military Book of the Year is as follows:

Elliott Ackerman – Places and Names: On War, Revolution, and Returning. (Penguin).

Peter Caddick-Adams - Sand and Steel: A New History of D-Day. (Random House).

Justin Fantauzzo – The Experience and Memory of the First World War in the Middle East and Macedonia. (CUP).

Jonathan Fennell – Fighting the People’s War: The British and Commonwealth Armies and the Second World War. (CUP).

James Holland – Normandy ’44: D-Day and the Battle for France. (Bantam). 

Matthew Hughes – Britain’s Pacification of Palestine: The British Army, the Colonial State, and the Arab Revolt 1936-39. (CUP).

Anthony King – Command: The Twenty-First Century General. (CUP).

Yasha Levine – Surveillance Valley: The Secret Military History of the Internet. (Icon).

Simon J. Moody – Imagining Nuclear War in the British Army 1945-89. (OUP). 

Roger Moorhouse – First to Fight: The Polish War 1939. (Random House).

Cian O’Driscoll – Victory: The Triumph and Tragedy of Just War. (OUP).

Malcolm Pill – Montgomery: Friends Within, Foes Without: Relationships In and Around 21st Army Group. (Uniform).

Andrew Watson – The Fortress: The Great Siege of PrzemyOsl. (Penguin).

The Shortlist will be published on Friday 28th February 2020.