Mark Connelly

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Mark Connelly is a professor and former Head of the School of History, at the University of Kent in Canterbury, where he is both a military historian, and the Reuters Lecturer in Media History.

He is also the author of a book on the Second World War and the British home front called, We Can Take It!, as well as other books and essays.[1][2][3]

He took his PhD at Queen Mary & Westfield College.[4]

In December 2007, Connelly appeared on the BBC television show The One Show, commenting on the social history of Christmas in the UK.


  • Christmas: A Social History (I.B. Tauris, September 1999)
  • (Editor) Christmas at the Movies: The Representation of Christmas in American, British and European Cinema (I.B. Tauris, October 2000)
  • Reaching for the Stars: A New Interpretation of Bomber Command in the Second World War (I.B. Tauris, December 2000)
  • The Great War: memory and ritual (Boydell and Brewer, 2002)
  • British Film Guides: The Charge of the Light Brigade (I.B. Tauris, 2003)
  • We Can Take It! Britain and the memory of the Second World War (Longman/Pearson, 2004)
  • (ed with D. Welch) War and the Media: propaganda and reportage, 1900-2003 (I.B. Tauris, 2004)
  • British Film Guides: The Red Shoes (I.B. Tauris, 2005)
  • Steady the Buffs! The East Kent Regiment and the Great War (OUP, 2006)


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