Dr Stephen M. Cullen was educated at the universities of Edinburgh and Oxford. He has written widely on inter-war fascism, communism, and British Great War combatants’ writing. He has also written on the history of the British Home Guard, including, most recently, In Search of the Real Dad’s Army; The Home Guard and the Defence of the United Kingdom, 1940-1944 (Pen & Sword, 2011 & 2016). He has been a guest on several BBC Radio programmes, talking about military and political history. He is a Senior Research Fellow at the University of Warwick, England.