John Buckley (historian)

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John D. Buckley
Academic work
Main interests military history, including air power.

John D. Buckley (born 27 March 1967) is Professor of Military History at the University of Wolverhampton. He teaches and publishes on twentieth-century military and strategic studies, especially on air power and the final year of World War II.


His books and articles analyse maritime air power in the inter-war period and during World War II, most notably a study of RAF Coastal Command, and on various other aspects of air power including strategic bombing, British inter-war defence policy, and air power and total war.[1] His works include RAF and Trade Defence 1919-1945: Constant Endeavour (1995), Air Power in the Age of Total War (1999), British Armour in the Normandy Campaign (2004) and the edited collection, The Normandy Campaign 1944: Sixty Years On (2006). With George Kassimeris, he is editor of The Ashgate Companion to Modern Warfare (2009).

His most recent work is Monty's Men: The British Army and the Liberation of Northwest Europe, 1944-5, which analyzes the performance of the British Army during the final stage of World War II.[2]


Buckley has published books, articles and conference papers including:


  1. ^ "Staff Profile: Professor John Buckley". University of Wolverhampton. Retrieved October 1, 2012. 
  2. ^ Buckley, John. Monty's Men: The British Army and the Liberation of Europe, 1944-5. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2013. ISBN 9780300134490