Welcome to our highly anticipated ‘Chief of Army History Conference 2017’ series of videos.  The conference was held in Canberra on 19-20 October 2017, and was sponsored by the Army History Unit. Now in its 24th year, the conference saw some of the world’s most prestigious military historians presenting on the theme  The Skill of Adaptability: The Learning Curve in Combat.’ Topics ranged from the Boer War through to modern conflicts such as the War in Afghanistan.

We hope you enjoy the presentations which the speakers have generously agreed to share with us.  The presentations represent the speakers personal views and are not the official view of the Australian Army or any other organisation. This presentation on ‘Gallipoli to the Western Front: adaption and learning across theatres’ is delivered by Dr Aimee Fox.

About the presenter: Aimee Fox is a lecturer at King’s College London. She completed her PhD at the University of Birmingham, and during her doctorial study was a Visiting Scholar at UNSW Canberra (ADFA). She also held scholarships with the Royal British Legion and the AWM. Dr Fox’s primary research interests focus on the British Army of the First World War, particularly in experiences in ‘side-show’ theatres. More broadly, she is interested in military administration, including planning and logistics, and military innovation. She is particularly interested in how the military accommodates and responds to change, along with the frictions associated with the movement of expertise and knowledge across organisational and geographical boundaries.