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Jacob Thomas-Llewellyn

PhD Candidate and Military Researcher, University of Reading

Jacob Thomas-Llewellyn was born into a British Army family. He attended Reading University between 2012 and 2017 attaining a First-Class Honors Degree in War, Peace and International Relations where he won the Peter Campbell Prize for Writing Excellence. He was subsequently awarded a research grant by the Department of Politics and International Relations to study at Masters level which he completed with a Distinction in Strategic Studies, wining the Department award for best dissertation. The basis of this research dissertation was an analysis of the Normandy landings to determine the influence of logistics on the decision making and planning for Operation OVERLORD. The study relied heavily on the extensive archival collections of the D-Day Museum at Portsmouth. Now undertaking his doctoral research in history, his thesis is examining British WW2 political, military and industrial relationships using Projects MULBERRY and PLUTO as case studies. He is being sponsored by industry through the Wates Group and Sir Robert McAlpine Foundation Research Grants allowing part of the study to be completed overseas and the D-Day Story Research Grant for study in Portsmouth. Since 2017 he has been attached to the Centre for Army Leadership located in the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst as a Resident Researcher. Currently he is employed as a historical researcher for the Department of International Relations at the University of Reading. His most recent publication focuses on the international responses to fragile and failing states and the logistics of humanitarian relief operations.

Experience

  • –present
    PhD Candidate and Military Researcher, University of Reading