Conference Day 1: Alliances in the history of armed conflict, 1642-present

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Friday 24 March – Programme

13:45-14:00 Registration, Foyle 2
14:00-14:30 Opening Remarks, Foyle 1
14:30-16:10 Panel 1: Coalitions & strategic partnerships in 20th century Europe, Foyle 1
Chair: Daniel Cowling (National Army Museum)
“For Them It Is Not a Service But a Profitable Bargain”: Russia’s Military Strategy and the Entente in 1915-1916 – Sofya Anisimova (Institute of Historical Research, London)
The great Russian bear, the great American buffalo and the little English donkey: Churchill’s relationships with Josef Stalin and Franklin D. Roosevelt – Kate Clements (Imperial War Museums)
“It’s a Hyperthyroid War Department!”: Allied Force Headquarters, Multinational Integration, and Anglo-American Coalition Management in the Mediterranean, 1942–1943 – Carson Teuscher (The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio)
The Czechoslovak Physicians in WWII Coalitions: A Transnational Involvement? – Paul Lenormand (Paris-Nanterre University; Institut des Sciences Sociales du Politique)
4.10pm – 4.30pm Break, Foyle 2
4.30pm – 5.10pm Lightning Papers 1, Foyle 1
The order that launched the Charge of the Light Brigade – Julian Farrance (National Army Museum)
The Audrey Chitty Collection – Belinda Day (National Army Museum)
Consolidation of Mud on a Rum Jar – Josh Seymour (National Army Museum)
Passed by the Censor: a set of lithographs by Raymond Woog – Anna Lavelle (National Army Museum)
17:10-18:00 Keynote, Foyle 1
“His knowledge of France and Germany was both intimate and encyclopaedic”: J M Grierson and coalition negotiation – Franziska Heimburger (Sorbonne Université)
Chair: Glyn Prysor (National Army Museum)

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