Dr Roderick Bailey is a historian, writer and broadcaster. He specialises in the study of the Second World War, resistance, and war’s relationship to medicine and mental health.


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Roderick is also a frequent contributor on television and radio as a historian of medicine and modern warfare.

Away from academia, he has worked extensively in the Balkans, Eastern Europe and Africa as an official election monitor for the European Union and OSCE. He also served with the British Army in Afghanistan.

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A professional historian at the University of Oxford, Roderick is a leading expert on the history of Britain's Special Operations Executive (SOE). 

His books include Target: Italy, the groundbreaking history of SOE's cloak-and-dagger war on Mussolini’s Fascist Italy, and The Wildest Province, about SOE exploits in the Nazi-occupied Balkans.

He has also compiled three bestselling volumes in the Imperial War Museum’s Forgotten Voices series.