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Research Profile

  • Jim joined the University of Northampton in the summer of 2012, having previously taught military history at the University of Salford. He is a military historian with a broad interest in Britain’s security during the era of Total War (1914-1945).

    • HIS1015 Blood & Iron: Europe, 1815-1914
    • HIS2014 First World War
    • HIS3027 Secret State: British Intelligence, 1558-1994
  • Jim’s primary research interest is British intelligence during the First World War. He recently published Haig’s Intelligence (2013), a monograph that explored British perceptions of the German army on the Western Front between 1916 and 1918.

  • For publications, projects, datasets, research interests and activities, view Jim Beach’s research profile on Pure, the University of Northampton’s Research Explorer.