Dr Matthias Strohn

Senior Research Fellow in Modern War Studies

Matthias Strohn is Senior Research Fellow in the Humanities Research Institute and teaches on the University’s programme based in London. He is also a senior lecturer in the Department of War Studies, The Royal Military Academy Sandhurst and a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society. Before arriving at Sandhurst, he lectured at Oxford University and the Joint Forces Command and Staff College at Shrivenham. Dr Strohn was educated at the University of Münster (Germany) and the University of Oxford, from which he received his MSt and DPhil with a thesis on the German army in the inter-war period.

Dr Strohn is a specialist in the history of the German army in the 20th century, with a special interest in the World Wars, command and leadership, the development of doctrine and the application of doctrine on the battlefield. He has published widely on these subjects. His DPhil thesis was published by Cambridge University Press under the title The German Army and the Defence of the Reich in 2010. He has edited two books on the First World War (The Great Adventure Ends: New Zealand and France on the Western Front, and World War I Companion). He is currently working on a monograph on the German army in the First World War and he has acted as the academic adviser to German and British government bodies for the First World War centenary commemorations.

Dr Strohn is a keen battlefield tour guide and has led tours in Europe from Normandy to Stalingrad. He has also worked on television and radio as both historical adviser and interviewee. Dr Strohn holds a commission in the German army and is a member of the military attaché reserve. He has deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan with both the British army and the German Bundeswehr.

Dr Strohn supervises MA and doctoral research on 20th and 21st century war studies and military history.

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    Matthias Strohn, The German Army and the Defence of the Reich (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010)