Research is Personal: My Grandfather and Bomber Command

Wednesday 28 July 2021

Michael Sewell

Many years back, Michael did his Undergraduate BA dissertation on the memory and perception of Bomber Command from 1945-2010.  A few years previous, his Grandfather who served in Bomber Command from 1943 onwards passed away.  This talk discusses the complexities and issues that he had to face, overcome whilst researching and how his own personal connection to the topic impacted how he presented his work. 

This talk demonstrates the I in History.  That our research can at times be extremely personal and discusses how we as historians navigate this difficult field. 

Keywords: Bomber Command, Research, Family