The Second World War Military Operations Research Group is a forum for UK based scholars interested in, and actively engaged in research concerning aspects of the operational military history of the Second World War. It seeks to organise academic and public events, publish articles, online essays and occasional research papers.
Its primary purpose is to facilitate interaction among scholars from different parts of the UK who share an interest in this topic. As such, it seeks to act as a central hub for academics examining the operational military history of the Second World War.
The Group seeks to extend the reach of the informal network of academics attached to various UK universities and institutions such as museums. It takes a transient position and is not affiliated to a single institution, thus allowing it to facilitate co-operation between academics.
The Second World War Operations Research Group seeks to highlight the work of those academics attached to the group.
The term Second World War is broadly defined and encapsulates the pre- and early post-war eras. As such, it is concerned with the planning, conduct and representations of operations on land, sea and air during the Second World War, the inter-war period, and the impact that the war had on operations in the early Cold War era. This covers numerous important fields such as:
- Operations (Conventional and Unconventional)
- Leadership and Command
- Morale and Motivation
- Doctrine and Training
- The Experience of Battle
- Preparations for war
- Ethics and Legitimacy
If you are an academic (working in a university, museum or otherwise) or a PhD Candidate based in the UK who is working the field of the operational military history of the Second World and you would like to be involved in the group please feel free to contact us using the form below.