Spencer Jones currently is a Senior Lecturer in Armed Forces and War Studies at the University of Wolverhampton. He is also the Regimental Historian for the Royal Regiment of Artillery. Dr Jones’ key works include the award-nominated From Boer War to World War: Tactical Reform of the British Army 1902 - 1914 and the edited collection Stemming the Tide: Officers and Leadership in the British Expeditionary Force 1914 which was runner-up for the 2013 Templer Medal. His most recent work, Courage without Glory: The British Army on the Western Front 1915 has been shortlisted for the British Army Book of the Year Award.
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