Dr Brian Hall

Lecturer in Contemporary Military History

  • Crescent House 205
  • T: +44 (0)161 295 2321
  • E: b.h.hall1@salford.ac.uk
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Office Times

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I currently teach on the following modules: Introduction to Contemporary Military History 1 and 2 (Level 4); International History 1 and 2 (Level 4); Air Power and Modern Warfare (Level 5); International History 3 (Level 5); and, The First World War (Level 6).

Research Interests

I am a historian of modern war and conflict with a particular interest in contemporary British and European military history, specializing in the history of the First World War, the history of technology and the British Army.

Qualifications and Memberships

PhD, Modern European History (University of Salford, 2010)

PGDE, Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector (University of Bolton, 2012)


'The "Life-Blood" of Command? The British Army, Communications and the Telephone, 1877-1914', War & Society, 27, No. 2 (2008), pp. 43-65.

'The British Army and Wireless Communication, 1896-1918', War in History, 19, No. 3 (2012), pp. 290-321.

'Technological Adaptation in a Global Conflict: The British Army and Communications beyond the Western Front, 1914-1918’, Journal of Military History, (forthcoming, 2014).

'Communications: The Development of Tank Communications in the British Expeditionary Force, 1916-1918', in Alaric Searle (ed.), Genesis, Employment, Aftermath: The Undiscovered History of First World War Tanks (forthcoming, Helion and Company Ltd., 2014).