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‘An inferior technician’? African American signallers in the First World War (2023)
Journal Article
Hall, B. N. (2023). ‘An inferior technician’? African American signallers in the First World War. Historical Research, https://doi.org/10.1093/hisres/htad022

In the literature on the struggles of African Americans during the First World War, there has been a failure to examine the experiences of the 325th Field Signal Battalion, the first Black signal unit in the U.S. Army. Drawing upon a range of archiva... Read More about ‘An inferior technician’? African American signallers in the First World War.

The American Expeditionary Forces, communications and the First World War : a case study in inter-Allied learning (2021)
Journal Article
Hall, B. (2021). The American Expeditionary Forces, communications and the First World War : a case study in inter-Allied learning. Militärgeschichtliche Zeitschrift, 80(2), 288-315. https://doi.org/10.1515/mgzs-2021-0048

By adopting an inter-organisational learning model to the case study of the American Expeditionary Forces (AEF) Signal Corps during the First World War, this article seeks to position the neglected subject of inter-allied learning within the broader... Read More about The American Expeditionary Forces, communications and the First World War : a case study in inter-Allied learning.

A standard European tank? Procurement politics, technology transfer and the challenges of collaborative MBT projects in the NATO alliance since 1945 (2019)
Thesis
Cubbin, M. A standard European tank? Procurement politics, technology transfer and the challenges of collaborative MBT projects in the NATO alliance since 1945. (Thesis). University of Salford

International cooperation in weapons technology projects has long been a feature of alliance politics; and, there are many advantages to both international technology transfer and standardisation within military alliances. International collaboration... Read More about A standard European tank? Procurement politics, technology transfer and the challenges of collaborative MBT projects in the NATO alliance since 1945.

Missed signals? A reply to Mike Bullock and Laurence A. Lyons (2018)
Journal Article
Hall, B. (2018). Missed signals? A reply to Mike Bullock and Laurence A. Lyons. British journal for military history, 4(3), 21-59

This response to Mike Bullock and Laurence A. Lyons’ recent debate article on British wireless communication in the First World War makes use of new and under-utilised British, Australian, Canadian and American archival sources in order to counter th... Read More about Missed signals? A reply to Mike Bullock and Laurence A. Lyons.

The British Army, information management and the First World War revolution in military affairs (2018)
Journal Article
Hall, B. (2018). The British Army, information management and the First World War revolution in military affairs. Journal of Strategic Studies, 41(7), 1001-1030. https://doi.org/10.1080/01402390.2018.1504210

Information Management (IM) – the systematic ordering, processing and channelling of information within organisations – forms a critical component of modern military command and control systems. As a subject of scholarly enquiry, however, the history... Read More about The British Army, information management and the First World War revolution in military affairs.

Communications and British Operations on the Western Front, 1914-1918 (2017)
Book
Hall, B. (2017). Communications and British Operations on the Western Front, 1914-1918. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press (CUP). https://doi.org/10.1017/9781316771747

This is an important new study examining the military operations of the British Expeditionary Force in 1914–18 through the lens of its communications system. Brian Hall charts how new communications technology such as wireless, telephone and telegrap... Read More about Communications and British Operations on the Western Front, 1914-1918.

Technological adaptation in a global conflict : the British Army and communications beyond the Western Front, 1914-1918 (2014)
Journal Article
Hall, B. (2014). Technological adaptation in a global conflict : the British Army and communications beyond the Western Front, 1914-1918. Journal of Military History, 78(1), 37-71

This article seeks to contribute to recent scholarly analysis of the British Army’s military performance and its leadership’s willingness and ability to adapt during the First World War by examining a maligned, though vital, aspect of its command and... Read More about Technological adaptation in a global conflict : the British Army and communications beyond the Western Front, 1914-1918.

The British army and wireless communication, 1896-1918 (2012)
Journal Article
Hall, B. (2012). The British army and wireless communication, 1896-1918. War in History, 19(3), 290-321. https://doi.org/10.1177/0968344512444505

The First World War is often identified as a great industrial and technological struggle. However, in the course of explaining the Allied victory in 1918, scholarly opinion is divided over the extent to which the British army made the most effect... Read More about The British army and wireless communication, 1896-1918.