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Dr. Mark Frost

Assistant Professor

Dr. Mark Frost studied for a PhD in the Defence Studies Department, King’s College London. He taught for two years as a Graduate Teaching Assistant in the Defence Studies Department of King’s College, based at the Joint Services Command and Staff College, Shrivenham, United Kingdom, teaching on the Intermediate Command and Staff Course (Land), and the RAF Intermediate Officer Development Programme. I then spent two years as the Postdoctoral Fellow in War Studies in the Department of History, Royal Military College of Canada, Kingston, Ontario, teaching officer cadets on various courses.


    •   King’s College London               

    PhD in Defence Studies, Defence Studies Department,

    School of Security Studies, Faculty of Social Science and Public Policy

    •   University of Birmingham

    MA: British Second World War Studies      

    •   University of Liverpool

    BA (Hons): History and English

Teaching Areas

    Military history, professional military education, command and leadership

Research Interests

    Professional military education, command and leadership, the history of the British Army, the First and Second World Wars


    •   Books


    Making Generals: The Development and Performance of Britain’s Second World War Commanders

    (under contract with Cambridge University Press)

    Edited Collection:

    Co-editor with D. E. Delaney and A. L. Brown, Manpower and the Armies of the British Empire in the Two World Wars (Ithaca, New York: Cornell University Press, 2021)

    •   Peer-reviewed Article

    “Everyone thought I was finished”: ‘The remarkable comeback of Lieutenant-General Sir Neil Ritchie’ Journal of the Society for Army Historical Research, Winter 2020, Volume 98, No. 395, December 2020

    •   Book Chapters

    ‘Britain and the military manpower problems of the empire, 1900-1945’, co-author with D. E. Delaney, Manpower and the Armies of the British Empire in the Two World Wars (Ithaca, New York: Cornell University Press, 2021)

    ‘The British and Indian Army Staff Colleges in the Inter-War Years’, in D. E. Delaney, R. C. Engen, and M. Fitzpatrick, eds., Military Education and the British Empire, 1815-1949 (Vancouver, BC: The University of British Columbia Press, 2018)

Dr. Mark Frost
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