Gerald Oram


Gerald Oram

Gerald ("Gerry") Oram is a notable British cultural and social historian, with a particular interest in the First World War. ['Francis Bootle Publishers" [http://www.francisboutle.co.uk/booklist/worthlessmen/index.htm Brief profile] Retrieved: 8 December 2007.] He was a researcher at the University of Birmingham and the University of Swansea, before going on to teach at the Open University. His seminal book, "Death Sentences passed by military courts of the British Army 1914–1924", is on the recommended reading lists of the National Archives [ [http://yourarchives.nationalarchives.gov.uk/index.php?title=Research_Guide:_British_Army_Soldiers'_Papers:_First_World_War%2C_1914-1918 National Archives' Library Bibliography: Research Guide] Retrieved: 8 December 2007] and the Imperial War Museum. [ [http://collections.iwm.org.uk/upload/pdf/Bk359.pdf Imperial War Museum: Reading List 359] Retrieved: 8 December 2007] His work is widely referenced in the academic literature on First World War military executions; he is quoted in the British national press on the subject; and he was quoted as a source for an Irish government enquiry into treeatement of Irish soldiers. ["The Sunday Times" [http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/newspapers/sunday_times/ireland/article390991.ece "Shot for being Irish?" November 14 2004] Retrieved: 8 December 2007.] [ Republic of Ireland: Department of Foreign Affairs [http://foreignaffairs.gov.ie/uploads/documents/shotatdawnreport.pdf Shot at Dawn report] Retrieved: 11 December 2007.] In his spare time, he is a keen time-trials cyclist. ["Centre for First World War Studies", University of Birmingham [http://www.firstworldwar.bham.ac.uk/members/oram.htm Profile of Gerald Oram] Retrieved: 8 December 2007]

Notes and references

Published works include

* Oram, Gerald, "Death Sentences passed by military courts of the British Army 1914–1924", (UK: Francis Boutle Publishers, 1999) ISBN 1 903427 26 6
* Oram, Gerald, "Worthless Men: Race, eugenics and the death penalty in the British Army during the First World War", (UK: Francis Boutle Publishers, 1999) ISBN 0 9532388 3 0
* "The Greatest Efficiency: British and American Military Law 1866–1918" (Chap. 9) "Comparative Histories of Crime", B. Godfrey, C. Emsley and G. Dunstall (eds). (Cullompton, Devon: Willan Publishing. 2002) ISBN 1843920360
* Oram, Gerald, "Conflict and Legality: Policing Mid-Twentieth Century Europe" (London: Francis Boutle, 2003)


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