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Prof. Matthias Strohn

Prof Matthias Strohn

Visiting Fellow
Prof. Matthias Strohn is the Head of the Historical Analysis Programme at CHACR as a Visiting Fellow, whilst also a member of the Department of War Studies, The Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. He is also Professor of Military Studies in the Humanities Research Institute at the University of Buckingham, and a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society. Prof. Strohn was educated at the University of Münster (Germany) and the University of Oxford. From the latter institution he received his M.St., and his DPhil. with a thesis on the German army in the inter-war period.

Prof. Strohn is a specialist in the history of war in the 20th century, with special interest in the World Wars, the inter-war period, command and leadership, the development of doctrine, and the application of military history in the current military context. He has published widely in these fields (including writing and editing 14 books and numerous articles) and his works were chosen as the core readings for Operation Reflect, the British Army’s commemoration of the First World War.

Prof. Strohn holds a commission in the German Army (current rank Lt.-Col.) and is a member of the military attaché reserve. He has served on the defence attaché staffs in London, Paris, and Madrid. In a previous role he served as the staff officer for military history at the German Armed Forces Command and Staff College in Hamburg. Here he also received his initial training as a staff officer, which was augmented by the successful completion of the Advanced Command and Staff Course (R) at the Joint Services Command and Staff College in Shrivenham. He deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan with both the British Army and the German Bundeswehr.

Prof. Strohn is a keen battlefield studies guide and has led tours in Europe from Madrid to Stalingrad. He has also worked on television and radio as both historical adviser and interviewee.