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Duke of Westminster Medal for Military Literature

Westminster Medal Small BadgeThe Royal United Services Institute is pleased to announce that the following books have been selected for the 2015 Duke of Westminster Medal for Military Literature shortlist. The final winner will be announced at the annual award ceremony in Autumn this year.

The Shortlist

Tom Buk-Swienty
1864: The forgotten war that shaped modern Europe


Nicholas Krohley

The Death of the Medhi Army: The Rise, Fall, and Revival of Iraq’s Most Powerful Militia

(Hurst Publishers)

Jonathan Haslam

Near and Distant Neighbours: A New History of Soviet Intelligence

(Oxford University Press)

Sean McMeekin

The Ottoman Endgame


Lord Peter Hennessy and James Jinks

The Silent Deep: The Royal Navy Submarine Service since 1945


Chris Woods

Sudden Justice: America's Secret Drone Wars

(Hurst Publishers)

To attend the Award Ceremony, please click here.



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