Mr Alexander Halls
School of Society and Culture (Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Business)
Alex Halls is a PhD Candidate at the University of Plymouth, specialising in airpower during the Second World War.
His thesis examines the importance of public morale and opinion to RAF Bomber Command's strategic bombing of Germany and Occupied Europe.
Alex also works part time for the National Trust as a Visitor Experience Officer, developing and organising events programming for visitors and families, with the aim of promoting the importance of the history of the property he works at.
Bachelor of Arts in History with First Class Honours, University of Plymouth (2020)
Roles on external bodies
Visitor Experience Officer - Antony House National Trust (2022 - Present)
University of Plymouth History Society - Re-founding Committee member and Social Media Coordinator (2018-2020)
Alex has guest lectured for Dr Harry Bennet on Hist501 - Dunkirk to D-Day:The Second World War In Europe. These lectures covered the overlooked role of Bomber Command during the Battle of Britain, and the development of strategic bombing policy from the end of the First World War, to Dresden.
RAF Bomber Command (1936-1945)
The morale and camaraderie of RAF Bomber Command aircrew
The development of the Royal Air Force (1917-1945)
The development of Strategic Bombing Policy (1914-1945)
RAF Fighter Command during the Dunkirk Evacuation.
The development of the BMW MINI and involvement of John Cooper Works (personal hobby)
Reports & invited lectures
Plymouth Blitz 80th Anniversary, 17th March 2021: Lecture on behalf of the University of Plymouth and Plymouth City Council - '"The Bomber always gets through": The Policy of Aerial Bombardment during the Second World War.
RAF Museum Lunchtime Lecture Series, 30th September 2022: Lecture for the RAF Museum - 'Together Through it All: The Importance of Camaraderie to Airmen in RAF Bomber Command.