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Duke of Westminster Medal for Military Literature

RUSI's annual Duke of Westminster Medal recognised the best book that made a notable and original contribution to the study of international or national security, or the military professions.

2015

Lord Peter Hennessy and James Jinks - The Silent Deep: The Royal Navy Submarine Service since 1945

2014

Rana Mitter - China’s War with Japan 1937-1945: The Struggle for Survival

2013

Anne Applebaum - Iron Curtain

2012

Sir Max Hastings - All Hell Let Loose

2011

Sir Rodric Braithwaite - Afgantsy: the Russians in Afghanistan 1979-1989.

2010

Antony Beevor - D-Day: The Battle for Normandy

2009

Sir Lawrence Freedman - A Choice of Enemies: America Confronts the Middle East

2008

Professor Christopher Bellamy - Absolute War

2007

Aleksandr Fursenko and Timothy Naftali - Khrushchev’s Cold War

2006

Professor Roger Knight - The Pursuit of Victory: The Life and Achievement of Horatio Nelson

2005

Professor Nicholas Rodger - The Command of the Ocean: A Naval History of Britain 1649-1815

2004

Gerard DeGroot - The Bomb, a Life

2003

Sir Marrick Goulding - Peacemonger

2002

Sir Percy Cradock - Know Your Enemy: How the Joint Intelligence Committee Saw the World

2001

Norman Friedman - The Fifty-Year War: Conflict and Strategy in the Cold War

2000

Michael Hickey - The Korean War: The West confronts Communism

1999

John Keegan - The First World War

1998

Professor Hew Strachan - The Politics of the British Army

1997

Andrew Gordon - The Rules of the Game: Jutland and the British Naval Command

Created with the support of The Duke of Westminster, the Duke of Westminster's Medal for Military Literature was awarded annually from 1997 - 2016. The award was given to a book by a living author, regardless of nationality, gender or age, who made a notable and original contribution to the study of international and national security and defence.