Dan Todman is a specialist in the military, cultural and social history of modern Britain, with a particular focus on the two world wars. He read History at the London School of Economics before taking his PhD at Pembroke College, Cambridge. He then taught war studies at the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst until summer 2003, when he took up his present post as Lecturer in Modern British History at Queen Mary College, University of London.
Dan co-edited the war diaries of Field Marshal Lord Alanbrooke, Britainís leading soldier of the Second World War (Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 2001). THE GREAT WAR: MYTH AND MEMORY (Hambledon and London, 2005) examines how individual memories and media images have shaped modern myths about the First World War. He is currently at work on a history of Britain during the Second World War.
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