Sir Hew Strachan is one of the world’s foremost experts on the First World War. His three-volume history of the conflict, the first of which was published in 2001, is likely to become the standard academic reference work on the war. Max Hastings called it ‘one of the most impressive books of modern history in a generation’.
The centenary commemorations of the Great War have fuelled an intense debate on the nature of that epic cataclysm and Professor Strachan’s discussion with Trinity’s John Horne was one of the highlights of the festival.
Sir Hew Strachan is Professor of the History of War at All Souls Oxford.
John Horne is Professor of Modern European History at Trinity College Dublin.
Recorded at The Printworks Venue, Dublin Castle on 28th September 2014.