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Mark Connelly is a professor and former Head of the School of History, at the University of Kent in Canterbury, where he is both a military historian, and the Reuters Lecturer in Media History.

He is also the author of a book on the Second World War and the British home front called, We Can Take It!, as well as other books and essays.[1][2][3]

He took his PhD at Queen Mary & Westfield College.[4]

In December 2007, Connelly appeared on the BBC television show The One Show, commenting on the social history of Christmas in the UK.


  • Christmas: A Social History (London, I.B. Tauris, September 1999)
  • (Editor) Christmas at the Movies: The Representation of Christmas in American, British and European Cinema (London, I.B. Tauris, October 2000)
  • Reaching for the Stars: A New History of Bomber Command in World War II (London, I.B. Tauris, December 2000; 2014)
  • The Great War: Memory and Ritual (Suffolk, Boydell & Brewer, 2002)
  • British Film Guides: The Charge of the Light Brigade (London, I.B. Tauris, 2003)
  • We Can Take It! Britain and the memory of the Second World War (Harlow, Pearson Longman, 2004)
  • (ed. with D. Welch) War and the Media: propaganda and reportage, 1900-2003 (London, I.B. Tauris, 2004)
  • British Film Guides: The Red Shoes (London, I.B. Tauris, 2005)
  • Steady the Buffs! The East Kent Regiment and the Great War (Oxford, OUP, 2006)


  1. ^ Project MUSE
  2. ^ Review: The Great War, Memory and Ritual: Commemoration in the City and East London 1916-1939 - WATSON 15 (4): 436 - Twentieth Century British History
  3. ^ Popular memory and the Second World War|Contemporary Review (July 2005)
  4. ^ "Theses Completed 1995". Institute of Historical Research. 2005-05-01. Archived from the original on 2007-08-19. Retrieved 2008-01-10.

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