This year's annual Duke of Westminster's Medal for Military Literature takes place on the evening of the 19 July.
The evening will commence with a drinks reception at 1700, followed by a short lecture by Dr David Kenyon on 'The Use and Effectiveness of Cavalry 1914-1918' at 1745. The presentation ceremony of the 2012 Duke of Westminster Award for Military Literature will then take place at 1815.
The standard of entries this year has been extremely high, and we are very excited to have such excellent writers in attendance. We are delighted to announce the following writers have been shortlisted for the 2012 award:
- Taylor Downing - Spies in the Sky: The Secret Battle for World War II
- Max Hastings - All Hell Let Loose: The World at War 1939-1945
- John Lewis Gaddis - George F Kennan: An American Life
- Paul Preston - The Spanish Holocaust: Inquisition and Extermination in Twentieth-Century Spain
- Gary Sheffield - The Chief: Douglas Haig and the British Army
- David Stevenson - With Our Backs to the Wall: Victory and Defeat in 1918 By David Stevenson
Copies of these books will be on display and available for purchase.
About the Westminster Medal
The Duke of Westminster's Medal for Military Literature has been awarded annually since 1997. The award is bestowed for the best book in the English language by a living author, regardless of nationality, gender or age, which represents in the opinion of the Awarding Board a notable and original contribution to the study of international or national security, or the military professions.