Gerard Oram

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Gerard ("Gerry") Oram is a notable British cultural and social historian, with a particular interest in the First World War.[1] He was a researcher at the University of Birmingham and the University of Swansea, before going on to teach at the Open University. He lectures at Swansea University teaching on a number of modules including Nazi Occupied Europe and the First World War. Oram also lectures at Cardiff University where he teaches the War, Liberation and Reconstruction: Europe 1939-51 module. His seminal book, Death Sentences passed by military courts of the British Army 1914–1924, is on the recommended reading lists of the National Archives[2] and the Imperial War Museum.[3]

His work is widely referenced in the academic literature on First World War military executions;[citation needed][dubious ] he is quoted in the British national press on the subject; and he was quoted as a source for an Irish government inquiry into treatment of Irish soldiers.[4][5]

In his spare time, he is a keen time-trials cyclist. He is also a fan of Gloucester R.F.C.[6]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ 'Francis Bootle Publishers Brief profile Retrieved: 8 December 2007.
  2. ^ National Archives' Library Bibliography: Research Guide Retrieved: 8 December 2007
  3. ^ Imperial War Museum (27 February 2003). "Imperial War Museum Department of Printed Books Recommended Reading List (No. 359): Shell shock – First World War: Reading List 359]" (PDF). Retrieved 4 April 2013. 
  4. ^ The Sunday Times "Shot for being Irish?" November 14 2004 Retrieved: 8 December 2007.
  5. ^ Republic of Ireland: Department of Foreign Affairs Shot at Dawn report Retrieved: 11 December 2007.
  6. ^ Centre for First World War Studies, University of Birmingham Profile of Gerard Oram Retrieved: 8 December 2007

Published works include[edit]

  • Oram, Gerard, Death Sentences passed by military courts of the British Army 1914–1924, (UK: Francis Boutle Publishers, 1999) ISBN 1-903427-26-6
  • Oram, Gerard, Worthless Men: Race, eugenics and the death penalty in the British Army during the First World War, (UK: Francis Boutle Publishers, 1999) ISBN 0-9532388-3-0
  • Oram, Gerard, "The Greatest Efficiency: British and American Military Law 1866–1918" (Chap. 9) Comparative Histories of Crime, B. Godfrey, C. Emsley and G. Dunstall (eds). (Cullompton, Devon: Willan Publishing. 2002) ISBN 1-84392-036-0
  • Oram, Gerard, Conflict and Legality: Policing Mid-Twentieth Century Europe (London: Francis Boutle, 2003)
  • Oram, Gerard, Military Executions during World War 1 (Palgrave, Basingstoke, 2003).
  • Oram, Gerard,‘“The administration of discipline by the English is very rigid”: British Military Law and the Death Penalty (1868–1918)’ in Crime, Histoire et Sociétés/Crime, History and Societies, Vol. 5, No. 1, 2001, pp. 93-110.
  • Oram, Gerard,‘Pious Perjury: Morale and Discipline in the British Force in Italy 1917-18’ in War in History, Vol. 9, No. 4, 2002, pp. 412–430.
  • Oram, Gerard, ‘Britain - Post First World War Mutinies and Revolutionary Threats’ in Kelly, J. et al. (eds) The International Encyclopaedia of Revolution and Protest, 12 volumes (Blackwell Publishing, 2009)
  • Oram, Gerard, ‘Armee, Stat, Büger und Wehrpflicht. Die britische Miltärjustiz bis nach dem Zweiten Weltkrieg’ in Peter Pirker/Florian Wenninger (Ed.): Wehrmachtsjustiz. Kontext - Praxis - Nachwirkungen, Wien (Braumüller Verlag, 2011) pp. 186–203.

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