Allan Mallinson

Allan Mallinson

The Making of the British Army

Brigadier Allan Mallinson is a former cavalry officer turned author.
In his talk, Allan Mallinson will discuss the people and events that have shaped the army we know today, amongst which: how Marlborough’s momentous victory of Blenheim is linked to Wellington’s at Waterloo; how the desperate fight at Rorkes Drift in 1879 underpinned the heroism of the airborne forces at Arnhem in 1942; and why Montgomery’s momentous victory at El Alamein mattered long after the Second World War was over.
His book ‘The Making of the British Army’ met with rapturous reviews on publication.
Allan is also the author of Light Dragoons, a history of four regiments of British Cavalry, one of which he commanded, a defence commentator for the Daily Telegraph and a regular reviewer for The Times and the Spectator, as well as the author of a series of historical novels led by the hero Matthew Hervey.  
Allan will happily take questions from the floor after his talk.