Tyler Bamford


Temple University


Dr. Gregory Urwin

Academic Interests:

US Military History
European Military History
International Military Cooperation
Military Intelligence
Material History
East Asia


“Hands Across the Sea”: American and British Military Attachés and the Anglo-American Military Relationship, 1919-1941"

Bio Note:

Tyler Bamford is a Ph.D. candidate at Temple University studying the relationship between the British and American armies between World War I and World War II. Using military intelligence, education, and cultural exchanges, he traces the changing attitudes among military officers and the unprecedented peaceful transition of global dominance from Britain to the United States. His research asks how this informal interwar relationship prepared the two armies for alliance warfare in World War II despite feelings of mistrust and persistent bureaucratic obstacles. In 2011, Tyler received a Beinecke Scholarship to support his graduate studies. He has also been awarded the Robert L. Ruth and Robert C. Ruth Fellowship from the Army Heritage Center Foundation (2015), the Marvin Wachman Endowed Research Fellowship from The Center for the Study of Force and Diplomacy (2015), and an ABC-CLIO Research Grant from the Society for Military History (2016).

Updated March 2016