Historian Dr James Connolly, Lecturer in Modern French History at University College London about his research into the French experience of military occupation by German forces during WW1. James has written ‘The experience of occupation in the Nord, 1914– 18’. This is published by Manchester University Press.

James previously worked at the University of Manchester, the Sorbonne, King’s College, London and Royal Holloway University of London. He received his PhD in history from King’s College, London in 2013. His research considers military occupation in modern Europe, especially the experience and perspective of the French.