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

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Roderick is 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), created in 1940 to encourage resistance inside enemy-controlled territory. 

His books include Target: Italy, a groundbreaking history of SOE's clandestine war on Mussolini’s Fascist Italy, and The Wildest Province, an acclaimed study of SOE operations in the Nazi-occupied Balkans.