Alan Malpass, Lecturer in Military History, Bishop Grosseteste University.

Alan is a historian of war and warfare with expertise in the treatment and experiences of prisoners of war. His first monograph, British Character and the Treatment of German Prisoners of War, 1939-48 was published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2020.

Alan’s research interests include:

Prisoners of war and civilian internment
Representations of war in board/video/computer games
The military-entertainment complex


Bishop Grosseteste University


East Midlands

Areas of Specialist Interest

  • First World War and early 20th Century (1914 - 1929)
  • Second World War and mid-20th Century (1929 – 1949)
  • Cold War and late-20th Century (1949 - 2000)


  • PhD Sheffield Hallam University
  • MA History University of Warwick
  • BA (Hons) History Coventry University


  • Historical research