Matthew Hughes**



Matthew Hughes studied Geography and History as an undergraduate at the School of Oriental and African Studies and International Relations as a postgraduate at the London School of Economics. He completed his ESRC-funded PhD in 1995 under the supervision of Professors Brian Bond and Brian Holden Reid in the Department of War Studies at King’s College London on the strategy surrounding the British campaign in Palestine in the First World War in Palestine. After a spell as an intern with the International Institute for Strategic Studies, Professor Hughes lectured at the universities of Northampton and Salford before coming to Brunel University in 2005. Professor Hughes has been a British Academy funded visiting fellow at the American University in Cairo, the American University in Beirut and at Tel Aviv University. He spent two years as the Marine Corps University Foundation-funded Maj-Gen Matthew C. Horner Distinguished Chair in Military Theory at the US Marine Corps University, Quantico, 2008-10. He is currently working on British counter-insurgency in Palestine in the 1930s. He has a PGCE in History from Cardiff University.


  • BA Geography and History
  • MSc (Econ) International Relations
  • PhD War Studies
  • PGCE History

Research area(s)

  • Military history
  • War studies
  • International history
  • Palestine and the Middle East

Membership and affiliation

External examiner at King’s College London, Wolverhampton, Joint Services
Command and Staff College, Cambridge and Strathclyde

Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, 2002 –

Justice of the Peace, 2008-

Editorial Board, British Journal of Military History (2014-)

Editorial Board,T. E. Lawrence Studies (2006 - )

Editorial Board, Journal of Maltese History (2008 - )

Editor, Journal of the Society for Army Historical Research 2004 – 2008

Councillor, Army Records Society, 2001 - 2005, 2006 - 2010, 2011-14 and Chairman of the Army Records Society, 2014 -

Honorary Officer of the Society for Army Historical Research, 2004 – 2008

Templer Sub-Committee Panel Judge for the Society for Army Historical Research Templer Medal Award, 2003 - 2004, 2007 – 2008

Editor on the Board of Contributing Editors (headed by Gordon Martel) for five-volume Encyclopaedia of War (New York and Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, 2011)

Manuscript/grant/article reviewing for: Army Records Society, Ashgate, Bloomsbury, Cambridge University Press, Hurst, Manchester University Press, Oxford University Press, Palgrave/Macmillan, Pickering & Chatto, Polity Press, Proceedings of the British Academy, Routledge, Taylor & Francis, British Academy, Arts and Humanities Research Council, National Cataloguing Grants Scheme, Israel Science Foundation, English Historical Review, First World War Studies, Historical Journal, Intelligence and National Security, Journal of the Canadian Historical Association, Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History, Journal of Maltese History, Journal of Military History, Journal of Palestine Studies, Journal of Strategic Studies, Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, Security Dialogue, Middle East Journal, Security Dialogue, Twentieth Century British History, War in History, War & Society and World Archaeology

Co-Organiser for British Academy funded international conference with speakers from UK, Ireland, America and Australia: ‘Fanaticism and Modern Conflict’ at the Research & Graduate College, University of Salford, 14-16 June 2002. Papers published in Matthew Hughes and Gaynor Johnson (eds),Fanaticism and Conflict in the Modern Age (London: Taylor & Francis 2005). Organiser of Centre for Conflict Studies seminar series (three-four speakers per semester) at the University of Salford, February 2001-June 2003.

Organiser of ‘CAMPUS’ International Symposium at the University of Salford (with visiting fellow Dr Yigal Sheffy), Research & Graduate College, ‘Chemical Weapons in the Middle East in the First World War’, 15 July 2004.

Scientific Committee member and organiser for international conference ‘The Palestine Campaign – 90 Years On’, Tel-Hai Academic College, Israel, 3-6 September 2007. Papers published as Haim Goren et al (eds), Palestine and World War I: Grand Strategy, Military Tactics and Culture of War (London:
I.B. Tauris, 2013).

Organiser of US Marine Corps University Foundation/Brunel University funded international conference: ‘”Butcher and Bolt” or “Hearts and Minds”? British Ways in Countering Insurgency: Some Historical Perspectives’, Senate House, University of London, 15-16 September 2011. Papers published in Matthew Hughes (ed.), special issue ofSmall Wars and Insurgencies (2012) and then Matthew Hughes (ed), British Ways of Counter-insurgency: A Historical Perspective (Oxford: Routledge 2013).

Co-Organiser of US Marine Corps University Foundation/Brunel University/Northern Marianas Islands Government funded international conference: “Cultures in War: Combatants, Islanders and Settlers in the Pacific War and Afterward”, Saipan, 15 June 2014.


Research interests

Matthew Hughes is interested in war and history broadly understood, and is currently working on a funded-project examining British methods of colonial pacification and counter-insurgency, with particular reference to Palestine in the British Mandate period.

Research project(s) and grant(s)

United States Marine Corps University Foundation
The Opaque War: Britain’s Pacification of Palestine, 1936-39
2008 - 2010
Matthew Hughes (PI)

United States Marine Corps University Foundation
Cultures in War: Combatants, Islanders and Settlers in the Pacific War and Afterward
Matthew Hughes (PI)


United States Marine Corps University Foundation
British Ways of Countering Colonial Revolt: A Historical Perspective
15-16 September 2012
Matthew Hughes (PI)



Undergraduate Programmes

Module convenor

  • Total War in the Modern Era (Yr 2)
  • The Arab-Israeli Conflict (Yr 3)

  • REF/Impact Coordinator
  • Research Seminar Series Coordinator 

Research supervision

Iain Farquharson: The British Army and the Staff College in the Interwar Years; 2014 -

Michael Joel: US Marine Corps Intervention in Lebanon, 1958; 2011 -

Peter Roberts: Counter-insurgency in Sri Lanka; 2010 -

Selected Publications

Journal articles

Hughes, M.   (2017)   'Six Days that Shook the Middle East'. BBC History Magazine, June 2017 (6).  pp. 50 - 55. 

Hughes, M.   (2017)   'The Commander: Fawzi al-Qawuqji and the Fight for Arab Independence, 1914-1948'. MIDDLE EAST JOURNAL, 71 (3).  pp. 491 - 492. 

Hughes, M.   (2017)   'Palestine Investigated: The Criminal Investigation Department of the Palestine Police Force, 1920-1948'. MIDDLE EAST JOURNAL, 71 (1).  pp. 163 - 164. Download publication 

Hughes, M.   (2016)   'Palestinians in Jerusalem and Jaffa, 1948: A Tale of Two Cities'. The Middle East Journal, 70 (3).  pp. 487 - 489. Download publication 

Hughes, M.   (2016)   'Palestinian Collaboration with the British: the Peace Bands and the Arab Revolt in Palestine, 1936-39'. Journal of Contemporary History, 51 (2).  pp. 291 - 315. doi: 10.1177/0022009415572401 Download publication 

Hughes, M.   (2015)   'Malthus: The Life and Legacies of an Untimely Prophet'. ENGLISH HISTORICAL REVIEW, 130 (546).  pp. 1255 - 1256. doi: 10.1093/ehr/cev255 Download publication 

Hughes, M.   (2015)   'The Iron Wall: Israel and the Arab World, 2 edition'. MIDDLE EAST JOURNAL, 69 (4).  pp. 625 - 627. Download publication 

Hughes, M.   (Accepted)   'The 1967 ‘Six Day’ Arab-Israeli War'. BBC History MagazineDownload publication 

Hughes, M.   (2015)   'Terror in Galilee: British-Jewish Collaboration and the Special Night Squads in Palestine during the Arab Revolt, 1938–39'. The Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History, 43 (4).  pp. 590 - 610. doi: 10.1080/03086534.2015.1083220 Download publication 

Hughes, M.   (2015)   'Demobilised Soldiers and Colonial Control: The British Police in Mandate Palestine and After'. Journal of Modern European History, 13 (2).  pp. 268 - 284. 

Hughes, M.   (2015)   'For God and Country? Religious Student-Soldiers in the Israeli Defence Forces'. MIDDLE EASTERN STUDIES, 51 (3).  pp. 511 - 513. doi: 10.1080/00263206.2014.994314 Download publication 

Hughes, M.   (2015)   'Land of Progress: Palestine in the Age of Colonial Development, 1905-1948'. Middle East Journal, 69 (1).  pp. 155 - 157. Download publication 

Hughes, M.   (2015)   'Small Wars, Far Away Places: The Genesis of the Modern World, 1945-65'. War in History, 22 (1).  pp. 123 - 125. doi: 10.1177/0968344514547299i Download publication 

Hughes, M.   (2014)   'Napalm: An American Biography'. War in History, 21 (4).  pp. 560 - 562. Download publication 

Hughes, M.   (2014)   'Armies and State-Building in the Modern Middle East: Politics, Nationalism and Military Reform'. Middle Eastern Studies, 50 (6).  pp. 1038 - 1041. doi: 10.1080/00263206.2014.920330 Download publication 

Hughes, M.   (2014)   'The Wehrmacht Retreats: Fighting a Losing War, 1943 by Robert M. Citino: Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2012. Pp. xxviii. 410.'. International History Review. doi: 10.1080/07075332.2014.946653 Download publication 

Hughes, M.   (2014)   'Queen and Country: Same-Sex Desire in the British Armed Forces, 1939-1945'. War in History, 21 (3).  pp. 386 - 388. Download publication 

Hughes, M.   (2014)   'Fighting the Mau Mau: The British Army and Counter-Insurgency in the Kenya Emergency'. War in History, 21 (1).  pp. 136 - 138. Download publication 

Hughes, M.   (2014)   'Israel's Clandestine Diplomacies'. Middle Eastern Studies, 50 (4).  pp. 682 - 683. doi: 10.1080/00263206.2014.886813 Download publication 

Hughes, M.   (2014)   'The Grandchildren of Solano Lopez: Frontier and Nation in Paraguay, 1904-1936.'. Journal of Interdisciplinary History, 45 (1).  pp. 108 - 109. doi: 10.1162/JINH_r_00679 Download publication 

Hughes, M.   (2014)   'Soldiering under Occupation: Processes of Numbing among Israeli Soldiers in the al-Aqsa Intifada'. Middle Eastern Studies, 50 (1).  pp. 162 - 163. doi: 10.1080/00263206.2013.848615 Download publication 

Hughes, M.   (2013)   'Camp and Combat on the Sinai and Palestine Front: The Experience of the British Empire Soldier, 1916-18'. JOURNAL OF BRITISH STUDIES, 52 (3).  pp. 823 - 824. doi: 10.1017/jbr.2013.112 

Hughes, M.   (2013)   'The Bride and the Dowry: Israel, Jordan and the Palestinians in the Aftermath of the June 1967 War'. MIDDLE EAST JOURNAL, 67 (1).  pp. 139 - 140. 

Hughes, M.   (2013)   '‘Mushroom Cloud in the Arctic''. History Today, 63/8 (August 2013) (63/8 (August 2013)).  pp. 18 - 20. 

Hughes, M.   (2013)   'Review of Avi Raz, The Bride and the Dowry: Israel, Jordan, and the Palestinians in the Aftermath of the June 1967 War 67/1 (2013), 139-140'. Middle East Journal, 2013 (67/1 (2013)).  pp. 139 - 140. 

Hughes, M.   (2013)   'A British ‘Foreign Legion’? The British police in mandate Palestine'. Middle Eastern Studies, 49 (5).  pp. 696 - 711. doi: 10.1080/00263206.2013.811656 Download publication 

Hughes, M.   (2013)   'Book review of "Remembering Palestine in 1948: Beyond national narratives" by Efrat Ben-Ze'ev"'. International History Review, 34 (4).  pp. 920 - 922. doi: 10.1080/07075332.2012.745257 

Hughes, M.   (2012)   'The Global Impact of The Protocols of the Elders of Zion'. MIDDLE EAST JOURNAL, 66 (3).  pp. 554 - 556. 

Hughes, M.   (2012)   'The Forgotten Palestinians: A History of the Palestinians in Israel'. MIDDLE EAST JOURNAL, 66 (1).  pp. 177 - 179. 

Hughes, M.   (2012)   'Book review of "Anglo-Italian relations in the Middle East, 1922-1940" by Massimiliano Fiore'. The English Historical Review, 127 (529).  pp. 1575 - 1577. doi: 10.1093/ehr/ces243 

Hughes, M.   (2012)   'Review of Massimiliano Fiore, Anglo-Italian Relations in the Middle East, 1922-1940 127/529 (December 2012), 1575-1577'. The English Historical Review, (December 2012) pp. 1575 - 1577. doi: 10.1093/ehr/ces243 

Hughes, M.   (2012)   'Journal Special Issue: British Ways of Counter-Insurgency: A Historical Perspective. Guest Editor: Matthew Hughes'. Small Wars and Insurgencies, 23 (4-5).  pp. 577 - 807. doi: 10.1080/09592318.2012.709771 

Hughes, M.   (2012)   'Introduction: British ways of counter-insurgency'. Small Wars and Insurgencies, 23 (4-5).  pp. 580 - 590. doi: 10.1080/09592318.2012.709771 

Hughes, M.   (2012)   'Review of Esther Webman, The Global Impact of The Protocols of the Elders of Zion (Summer 2012), 554-56'. Middle East Journal, 66 (3).  pp. 554 - 556. 

Hughes, M.   (2012)   'Review of "The British way in counter-insurgency, 1945-67" by David French'. Journal of Military History (US), 76 (3).  pp. 853 - 855. 

Hughes, M.   (2012)   'Trouble in Palestine'. British Army Review, Spring-Summer 2012 (154).  pp. 102 - 108. 

Hughes, M.   (2012)   'Book review of "The British way in warfare: Power and the international system, 1856-1956: Essays in Honour of David French" edited by Keith Neilson and Greg Kennedy'. Contemporary British History, 26 (2).  pp. 259 - 260. 

Hughes, M.   (2012)   'Trouble in Palestine'. BBC History Magazine, 13 (May 2012) (5).  pp. 39 - 42. 

Hughes, M.   (2011)   'Out of the Frame: The Struggle for Academic Freedom in Israel'. MIDDLE EAST JOURNAL, 65 (2).  pp. 335 - 337. 

Hughes, M.   (2011)   'The Rise and Fall of a Palestinian Dynasty: The Husaynis, 1700-1948'. MIDDLE EAST JOURNAL, 65 (3).  pp. 511 - 512. 

Hughes, M.   (2011)   'Global Security Watch: Jordan'. MIDDLE EAST JOURNAL, 65 (1).  pp. 150 - 152. 

Hughes, M.   (2011)   'The imperial magistrate: A global and historical perspective'. The Magistrate

Hughes, M.   (2011)   'Review of Martin Kitchen's 'Rommel's Desert War''. International History Review, 33 (3).  pp. 556 - 557. 

Hughes, M.   (2011)   'Desert hell: The British invasion of Mesopotamia'. Journal of Military History, 75 (3).  pp. 940 - 942. 

Hughes, M.   (2011)   'A history of violence: The shooting of British Assistant Police Superintendent Alan Sigrist, 12 June 1936'. Journal of Contemporary History, 45 (4).  pp. 725 - 743. doi: 10.1177/0022009410375254 Download publication 

Hughes, M.   (2011)   '‘War Without Mercy? American Armed Forces and the Deaths of Civilians during the Battle for Saipan, 1944''. Journal of Military History, 75 (1).  pp. 93 - 123. 

Hughes, M.   (2011)   'Gallipoli: The End of the Myth'. English Historical Review, 126 (519).  pp. 485 - 487. doi: 10.1093/ehr/cer007 

Hughes, M.   (2010)   'Motti Golani, The end of the British mandate in Palestine: The diary of Sir Henry Gurney'. Journal of the British Records Association, 35 (123).  pp. 92 - 93. 

Hughes, M.   (2010)   'Assassination in Jerusalem: Bahjat Abu Gharbiyah and Sami Al-Ansari’s shooting of British Assistant Superintendent Alan Sigrist 12th June 1936'. Jerusalem Quarterly, 44 pp. 5 - 13. 

Hughes, M.   (2010)   'Good Arabs: The Israeli Security Agencies and the Israeli Arabs, 1948-1967'. INTERNATIONAL HISTORY REVIEW, 32 (2).  pp. 370 - 372. 

Hughes, M.   (2010)   'War since 1990'. HISTORY, 95 (319).  pp. 393 - 394. doi: 10.1111/j.1468-229X.2010.00490_38.x 

Hughes, M.   (2010)   'Spies in Arabia: The Great War and the Cultural Foundations of Britain's Covert Empire in the Middle East'. HISTORY, 95 (319).  pp. 358 - 359. doi: 10.1111/j.1468-229X.2010.00490_5.x 

Hughes, M.   (2010)   'From law and order to pacification: Britain's suppression of the Arab revolt in Palestine, 1936-1939'. Journal of Palestine Studies, 39 (2).  pp. 6 - 22. doi: 10.1525/jps.2010.XXXIX.2.17 Download publication 

Hughes, M.   (2010)   'When soldiers kill civilians: The battle for Saipan, 1944'. History Today, 60 (2).  pp. 42 - 48. Download publication 

Hughes, M.   (2009)   'The practice and theory of British counterinsurgency: The histories of the atrocities at the Palestinian villages of al-Bussa and Halhul, 1938-1939'. Small Wars and Insurgencies, 20 (3-4).  pp. 528 - 550. doi: 10.1080/09592310903027090 Download publication 

Hughes, M.   (2009)   'A very British affair? The repression of the Arab revolt in Palestine, 1936-39 (Part one)'. Journal of the Society for Army Historical Research, 87 (351).  pp. 234 - 255. Download publication 

Hughes, M.   (2009)   'A very British affair? The repression of the Arab revolt in Palestine, 1936-39 (Part two)'. Journal of the Society for Army Historical Research, 87 (352).  pp. 357 - 373. Download publication 

Hughes, M.   (2009)   'Book review on The Lebanese army: a national institution in a divided society by Oren Barak, published in New York by the State University of New York Press'. The Middle East Journal, 63 (4).  pp. 678 - 679. 

Hughes, M.   (2009)   'The banality of brutality: British Armed forces and the repression of the Arab revolt in Palestine, 1936-39'. The English Historical Review, 124 (507).  pp. 313 - 354. doi: 10.1093/ehr/cep002 Download publication 

Hughes, M.   (2008)   'Larry Kahaner, AK-47: The Weapon that Changed the Face of War'. Radical Philosophy, 147 pp. 58 - 61. 

Hughes, M.   (2008)   'British private armies in the Middle East: the Arab legion and the Trans-Jordan frontier force, 1920-1956'. Royal United Services Institute Journal, 153 (2).  pp. 70 - 75. 

Hughes, M.   (2008)   ''Collateral damage’ and the battle for Saipan, 1944'. Royal United Services Institute Journal, 153 (6).  pp. 78 - 81. 

Hughes, M.   (2008)   'Book review on Empires of intelligence: Security services and colonial disorder after 1914 by Martin Thomas, published in Berkeley, USA by University of California Press'. The Journal of Military History, 72 (2).  pp. 593 - 594. doi: 10.1353/jmh.2008.0091 

Hughes, M.   (2008)   'Book review on The battle for Palestine, 1917 by John Grainger, published in Rochester, NY by Woodbridge:Boydell Press'. English Historical Review, 123 (501).  pp. 503 - 504. doi: 10.1093/ehr/cen039 

Hughes, M.   (2008)   'Book review on The battle for Palestine, 1917 by John Grainger, published in Rochester, NY by Woodbridge:Boydell Press'. History, 93 (311).  pp. 400 - 401. doi: 10.1111/j.1468-229X.2008.431_5.x 

Hughes, M.   (2008)   'Book review on 1948: The first Arab-Israeli war by Benny Morris, published in New Haven, Conneticut by Yale University Press'. The Journal of Military History, 72 (3).  pp. 978 - 979. doi: 10.1353/jmh.0.0055 

Hughes, M.   (2008)   'Book review on Paraguay and the United States: Distant allies by Frank O Mora and Jerry W Cooney, published in Athens, USA by University of Georgia Press'. The Americas, 65 (2).  pp. 294 - 295. doi: 10.1353/tam.0.0051 

Hughes, M.   (2007)   'Book review on The battle for Palestine, 1917 by John Grainger, published in Rochester, NY by Woodbridge:Boydell Press'. Journal of Military History, 71 (3).  pp. 938 - 940. 

Hughes, M.   (2007)   'Book review on Ottoman army effectiveness in World War I: a comparative study by E Erikson'. Journal of Military History, 71 (4).  pp. 1262 - 1263. 

Hughes, M.   (2006)   'Book review on I die with my country: Perspectives on the Paraguayan war, 1864-1870 by H Kraay and T Whigham'. Journal of Military History, 70 (1).  pp. 242 - 243. 

Hughes, M.   (2006)   'Book review on Hell in the Holy Land: World War I in the Middle East by D Woodward'. Journal of Military History, 70 (3).  pp. 854 - 856. 

Hughes, M.   (2005)   'What did the Arab revolt contribute to the Palestine campaign? An assessment'. Journal of the T. E. Lawrence Society, 15 (2).  pp. 64 - 67. 

Hughes, M.   (2005)   'The French army at Gallipoli'. The RUSI Journal, 150 (3).  pp. 64 - 67. doi: 10.1080/03071840508522907 

Hughes, M.   (2005)   'Elie Kedourie and the capture of Damascus, 1 October 1918: A reassessment'. War & Society, 23 (1).  pp. 87 - 106. doi: 10.1179/072924705791202274 

Hughes, M.   (2005)   'Warfare in the Western World 1882-1975.'. JOURNAL OF STRATEGIC STUDIES, 28 (3).  pp. 560 - 561. 

Hughes, M.   (2005)   'Logistics and the Chaco war: Bolivia versus Paraguay, 1932-1935'. The Journal of Military History, 69 (2).  pp. 411 - 437. doi: 10.1353/jmh.2005.0104 Download publication 

Hughes, M.   (2005)   'T. E. Lawrence.'. JOURNAL OF MILITARY HISTORY, 69 (4).  pp. 1232 - 1233. doi: 10.1353/jmh.2005.0233 

Hughes, M.   (2005)   'Book Review on Richard F. Hamilton and Holger Herwig (eds), Decisions for War, 1914–1917. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004. Pp.266. £12.99 paperback. ISBN 0521545307'. Journal of Strategic Studies, 28 (4).  pp. 740 - 742. doi: 10.1080/01402390500301103 

Hughes, M.   (2005)   'Lebanon's Armed Forces and the Arab-Israeli war, 1948-49'. Journal of Palestine Studies, 34 (2).  pp. 24 - 41. doi: 10.1525/jps.2005.34.2.024 

Hughes, M.   (2003)   'The Central African Federation, Katanga and the Congo Crisis, 1958-65'. European Studies Research Institute, University of Salford: Working Papers in Military and International History, Number 2 

Hughes, M.   (2003)   'Fighting for White rule in Africa: The Central African Federation, Katanga and the Congo crisis, 1958-1965'. International History Review, 25 (3).  pp. 592 - 615. doi: 10.1080/07075332.2003.9641007 Download publication 

Hughes, M.   (2002)   'Elie Kedourie and the capture of Damascus, 1 October 1918: A reassessment'. European Studies Research Institute, University of Salford: Working Papers in Contemporary History and Politics, Number 28 

Hughes, M.   (2002)   'The 'European aldershot' for the second world war? The battle of the Ebro, 1938'. The RUSI Journal, 147 (6).  pp. 76 - 81. doi: 10.1080/03071840208446839 

Hughes, M.   (2001)   'The strange death of Dag Hammarskjöld'. History Today, 51 (10).  pp. 2 - 3. 

Hughes, M.   (2001)   'Diary: The Man who Killed Hammarskjöld'. London Review of Books, 23 (15).  pp. 32 - 33. 

Hughes, M.   (2001)   'Enter the desert fox'. BBC History Magazine, 2 (2).  pp. 20 - 23. 

Hughes, M.   (2000)   'The October 1973 Arab-Israeli war: Crisis management and coercive bargaining'. The RUSI Journal, 145 (2).  pp. 86 - 92. doi: 10.1080/03071840008446516 

Hughes, M.  and Garrido, E.   (1999)   'Planning and command: The Spanish republican army and the battle of the Ebro, 1938'. International Journal of Iberian Studies, 12 (2).  pp. 107 - 115. 

Hughes, M.  and Seligmann, M.   (1999)   'The battle for the Dodecanese, 1943: A reassessment'. Imperial War Museum Review. pp. 109 - 116. 

Hughes, M.   (1998)   'The British battalion of the international brigades and the Spanish civil war, 1936-39'. The RUSI Journal, 143 (2).  pp. 59 - 74. doi: 10.1080/03071849808446252 

Hughes, M.   (1997)   'Lloyd George, the Generals and the Palestine campaign, 1917-18'. Imperial War Museum Review. pp. 4 - 17. 

Hughes, M.   (1996)   'General allenby and the palestine campaign, 1917-18'. Journal of Strategic Studies, 19 (4).  pp. 59 - 88. doi: 10.1080/01402399608437652 

Hughes, M.   (1995)   'Australians and the fall of Damascus, 1 October 1918'. Journal of the Australian War Memorial. pp. 26 - 35. 


Hughes, M.  and Seligman, MS.   (2009) Losing the peace: failed settlements and the road to war. Stroud:  The History Press Ltd 

Hughes, M.  and Philpott, WJ.   (2007) Palgrave advances in modern military history.  Palgrave Macmillan 

Hughes, M.  and Philpott, WJ.   (2005) The Palgrave concise historical atlas of the First World War.  Palgrave MacMillan 

Hughes, M.  and Johnson, G.   (2005) Fanaticism and conflict in the modern age. Abingdon:  Routledge 

Hughes, M.   (2004) Allenby in Palestine: The Middle East correspondence of Field Marshal Viscount Allenby.  Sutton Publishing Ltd 

Hughes, M.  and Seligman, MS.   (2002) Does peace lead to war? Peace settlements and conflict in the modern age.  History Press 

Hart, S. , Hart, R.  and Hughes, M.   (2000) The German soldier in World War II.  Spellmount, Limited Publishers 

Hughes, M.  and Seligmann, M.   (2000) Leadership in conflict, 1914-1918.  Pen & Sword Books Ltd 

Hughes, M.   (1999) Allenby and British strategy in the Middle East, 1917-1919.  Frank Cass 

Book chapters

Hughes, M.  and Farquharson, I.  (2016)   '‘General Edmund Allenby’', in Showalter, D. (ed.) Oxford Bibliographies in Military History: Oxford bibliographies.  Oxford OUP (Online at  Download publication 

Hughes, M.  (2015)   'Colonial Rebellion and Counterinsurgency in Palestine: British Pacification of the Jewish and Arab Revolts, 1936-48', in A History of Counterinsurgency. Volume 1. From South Africa to Algeria, 1900-1954.  Santa Barbara CA and Denver CO Praeger (1) : pp. 83 - 104. 

Hughes, M.  (2014)   'Field Marshal Viscount Allenby: One of the Great Captains of History?', in Dolev, E. , Sheffy, Y.  and Goren, H. (eds.) Palestine and World War I: Grand Strategy, Military Tactics and Culture in War.  London and New York I. B. Tauris pp. 101 - 124. 

Hughes, M.  (2010)   'The Arab legion and the Trans-Jordan frontier force, 1920-48: Private armies or agents of the British Government?', in Romer, J-C.  and Henninger, L. (eds.) Armées privées, armées d’Etat.  Paris Institut de Recherche Stratégique de l’Ecole Militaire 

Hughes, M.  (2010)   'Wartime promises and the post-war empires', in Martel, G. (ed.) A Companion to International History (1900-2001).  Wiley-Blackwell 

Hughes, M.  (2010)   'Lawlessness was the law: British armed forces, the legal system and the repression of the Arab revolt in Palestine, 1936-1939', in Miller, R. (ed.) Palestine, Britain and Empire, c.1841-1948.  Aldershot Ashgate Publishing Limited 

Hughes, M.  (2009)   'General Allenby', in Beckett, IFW.  and Corvi, SJ. (eds.) Haig's Generals.  Pen & Sword Military pp. . 

Hughes, M.  (2009)   'Command, strategy and the battle for palestine, 1917', in Beckett, IFW. (ed.) 1917: Beyond the Western Front.  Leiden and Boston Brill (54) : pp. 113 - 130. 

Hughes, M.  (2008)   'Matthew Hughes, entry on Sir Charles Dobell in Brian Harrison (ed.), The New Dictionary of National Biography', in Oxford University Press 

Hughes, M.  (2007)   'The 'European Aldershot' for the second world war? The battle of the Ebro, 1938', in Black, J. (ed.) The second world war.  Aldershot Ashgate Publishing Company (6) : pp. . 

Hughes, M.  (2007)   'Collusion across the Litani? Lebanon and the 1948 war', in Rogan, EL.  and Shlaim, A. (eds.) The war for Palestine: Rewriting the history of 1948.  Cambridge University Press 

Hughes, M.  (2007)   'Science, technology and war', in Hughes, M.  and Philpott, WJ. (eds.) Palgrave advances in modern military history.  Palgrave Macmillan pp. . 

Hughes, M.  (2006)   'The gun that changed the world', in Kalashnikov, MT.  and Joly, E. (eds.) The gun that changed the world.  Polity Pr 

Hughes, M.  (2004)   'Matthew Hughes, entry on Field Marshal Viscount Allenby in Brian Harrison (ed.), The New Dictionary of National Biography', in Oxford University Press 

Hughes, M.  (2001)   'Matthew Hughes, Reader’s Guide to Military History', in Messenger, C. (ed.) London: Fitzroy Dearborn 

Hughes, M.  (2001)   'Matthew Hughes, The oxford companion to military history', in Holmes, R. (ed.) Oxford University Press 

Hughes, M.  (2000)   'Personalities in conflict? Lloyd George, the Generals and the Italian campaign, 1917-1918', in Hughes, M.  and Seligmann, M. (eds.) Leadership in conflict, 1914-1918.  Pen & Sword Books Ltd 

Hughes, M.  (1997)   'General Allenby and the Palestine campaign, 1917-1918', in Reid, BH. (ed.) Military power: Land warfare in theory and practice.  London Frank Cass Publishers pp. 59 - 88. 

Conference papers

Hughes, M.   (2012)   '‘Soldiers and Civilians: US Servicemen and the Battle for Saipan, 1944’' . Guam Preservation Society and Northern Marianas Council, pp. 180 - 186. 

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