Dr Halik Kochanski

Dr Halik Kochanski - The Eagle Unbowed: The Polish People and the Second World War - (Penguin TBA) read Modern History at Balliol College, Oxford and then completed a PhD at King's College London. She has taught at both King's College London and University College London and presented papers to a number of military history conferences. She is the author of several articles and of a full length book, Sir Garnet Wolseley: Victorian Hero, published by The Hambledon Press in 1999. She is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society. She has been a member of the councils of the Army Records Society and Society for Army Historical Research and remains a member of both societies. She is also a member of the British Commission for Military History and the Institute for Historical Research. She is currently a judge for the Templer Medal book prize. This is an annual award by the Society for Army Historical Research to the author of the best book on British army history each year. The author herself was a contributor to the book that won the prize in 2002: David French and Brian Holden-Reid's edited volume The British General Staff, 1889 to 1960: Reform and Innovation. She is now a full-time historian.