Call for Pa­pers: Bat­tle of the At­lantic 70th An­niver­sary Con­fer­ence

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May 2013 marks the sev­en­ti­eth an­niver­sary of per­haps the ma­jor turn­ing point in the Al­lied vic­tory over the Ger­mans in the At­lantic dur­ing the Sec­ond World War ‒ the de­feat of the U-boats in mi­do­cean. The of­fi­cial com­mem­o­ra­tion in Liver­pool over the weekend of 25-26 May 2013 pro­vides the op­por­tu­nity for a pre­ced­ing two-day con­fer­ence on 23-24 May, where the var­i­ous as­pects of the cam­paign can be re­mem­bered, stud­ied, and dis­cussed.

The con­fer­ence per­spec­tive is in­tended to be broad, cov­er­ing mer­chant ship­ping, docks, ship re­pair and con­struc­tion, the air di­men­sion (both land- and sea-based), as well as the sur­face threat and the Arc­tic Con­voys to Rus­sia. Con­tri­bu­tions by transat­lantic and other over­seas par­tic­i­pants will be wel­comed, and it is hoped to have a spe­cial ses­sion based on the mem­o­ries of vet­er­ans.

Tick­ets will be avail­able for the com­mem­o­ra­tive ser­vice in Liver­pool’s Angli­can cathe­dral on Sun­day the 25th. The lo­cal re­gional Royal Navy com­man­der has very kindly made his shore head­quar­ters on the river front, HMS Ea­glet, avail­able for the event, which is in­tended to com­ple­ment the pre­vi­ous weekend’s con­fer­ence at King’s Col­lege Lon­don.

Pa­per pro­pos­als should be sub­mit­ted by 18 Jan­uary 2013 along with ab­stract and brief cur­ricu­lum vi­tae to the con­fer­ence or­ga­niz­ers: Pro­fes­sor Eric Grove Robert von Maier, Global War Stud­ies glob­al­warstud­ Mal­colm Llewellyn-Jones mal­colm.llewellynjones@bt­in­ter­

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