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Dr Jacob Thomas-Llewellyn


PIM65: Strategic Studies – Lecturer and seminar tutor.

PO1IRS: International Relations – Seminar Tutor.

PO1WAR: War and Warfare – Lecturer and seminar Tutor.

ASK Adviser

Areas of interest

  • Military logistics.
  • Medieval commercial and military transports.
  • 17TH Century warfare.
  • Amphibious warfare, 1919-1945.
  • UK civil-military relations, 1939-1945.
  • Artificial Intelligence.

Postgraduate supervision

  • Total war economics.
  • Emerging technologies.
  • Maritime strategy/warfare.

Research centres and groups

D-Day Story, Portsmouth

Centre for Army Leadership (CAL), Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst.


I received my doctorate from the Department of History at the University of Reading. The basis of my thesis was the study of British wartime industrial mobilisation and the influence of logistics on the decision making and planning for Operation OVERLORD with a specific focus on the development of the prefabricated Mulberry Harbours and the Pipeline Under the Ocean (PLUTO).  My publications numerous articles ranging from medieval warfare to Artificial Intelligence. My first book, which focuses on the English Revolution and the 1643 Storming of Alton is planned for publication in 2025.

Academic qualifications

Doctorate: University of Reading, Department of History.

MA: University of Reading, Department of International Relations.

BA: University of Reading, Department of International Relations.

Awards and honours

Peter Campbell Award for Writing Excellence, University of Reading (2015)

D-Day Story Research Grant (2020)

Sir Robert McAlpine Family Research Grant (2020)

Wates Trustees Research Award (2020)

Professional bodies/affiliations

Royal Military Academy Sandhurst

Royal Logistic Corps Foundation

Selected publications

Chapter: ‘Why do international responses to fragile, failing and failed states remain selective?’, in David Brown (ed), Fragile and Failing States: Challenges and Responses, Havant: Howgate, 2020.


Article: ‘Can the Second World War offer a blueprint for solving the coronavirus ventilator challenge’, Independent, 8th May 2020.


Journal Article: ‘Shadow over the Rising Sun: Nippon’s Destitute Strategy in the Pacific War’, The Royal Logistic Corps Foundation Review, 2021, pp.8-14.


Journal Article: ‘Project OS-6: The Laying of the Lake Ladoga Fuel Pipeline, 1942-1943’, The Royal Logistic Corps Foundation Review, 2022, pp.14-19.


Journal Article: ‘The Field of Carnage: Reinterpreting the Battle of Muret, 1213’, Hobilar: The Journal of the Lance and Longbow Society, Vol. XXIII, Issue. IV, 2023, pp.2-13.


Journal Article: ‘Between a Rock and a Heretics Place: The Siege of Termes, 1210’, Hobilar: The Journal of the Lance and Longbow Society, Vol. XXIII, Issue. V, 2023, pp.2-10.


Journal Article: ‘Hollow Victory: The Battle of Bryn Glas, Wales – 1402’, Hobilar: The Journal of the Lance and Longbow Society, Vol. XXIII, Issue. VI, 2023.


Journal Article: ‘Artificial Intelligence (AI): Don’t Worry About Tomorrow – Its Already Here!’, The Royal Logistic Corps Foundation Review, 2024, pp.82-85.



Forthcoming Titles:


Chapter: ‘Prefabricating Victory: The Design and Development of the MULBERRY Harbours, 1942-1944’, in From Yards to Hards: Preparing Allied Naval Forces for the 1944 Normandy Landings, Naval Dockyards Society, 2024.


Chapter: ‘Wartime Industrial Partnership: An assessment of the role of civil, military and political establishments in the development of the Mulberry Harbours and Project PLUTO’, Brecourt Academic (Spring 2024).


Book: Last Stand at St. Lawrence: The Storming of Alton, 1643, Helion Publishing, 2025.


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