|About the works of Robert Lyman
Dr Robert Lyman is a highly acclaimed writer on Military History. He is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society.
'Lyman is good on strategy… A former army officer, he is also astute on what it took to fight the war on the ground, with stretched supply lines and the need for long-range air drops.'
The Sunday Times
'In First Victory he follows his highly-rated book on the Burma campaign, Slim, Master of War, with a probing look at the war out of Cairo... Lyman offers a valuable, provocative assessment of the military operations, challenging Churchill's famous description of North Africa being the first fruit of victory.'
The Oxford Times
All Robert Lyman's articles, a selection of his other works, plus descriptions of his books and reviews are available via the menus. The News items include full details of his forthcoming publications.
Robert can be contacted to give lectures on any of the subjects about which he has written. He has recently presented lectures on the Cockleshell Raid to Wellington College; on Field Marshal Slim to RUSI, the Open University, The Joint Services Command and Staff College, The Army and Navy Club, and on the subject of generalship to the Friends of the Green Howards Museum and the Honourable Artillery Company.
In 2006 he delivered a series of lectures across the country on the war in Burma to support the BBC People’s War Project, when Robert interviewed, amongst many others, WWII veteran Dennis Greenslade – see photo below.