Foot, M(ichael) R(ichard) D(aniell) 1919-

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FOOT, M(ichael) R(ichard) D(aniell) 1919-

PERSONAL: Born December 14, 1919, in London, England; son of Richard Cunningham (a merchant) and Nina (Raymond) Foot; married Philippa Ruth Bosanquet, June 21, 1945 (divorced, 1959); married Elizabeth Mary Irvine King, April 1, 1960 (divorced, 1972); married Mirjam Michaela Romme, 1972; children: (second marriage) Sarah, Richard. Ethnicity: "English." Education: Attended New College, Oxford, 1938-39; Oxford University, M.A., 1945, B.Litt., 1950. Politics: Radical. Religion: Agnostic. Hobbies and other interests: "Reading and trying to write good English," following contemporary English and international politics, travel, talking.

ADDRESSES: Home—Martins Cottage, Nuthampstead, Royston, Hertfordshire SG8 8ND, England. Agent—Ab Peters, 3443 Russell St., London WC2B 5HA, England.

CAREER: Oxford University, Oxford, England, resident senior member in research and teaching, 1947-59, researcher, 1959-67; University of Manchester, Manchester, England, professor of modern history, 1967-73; European Discussion Centre, deputy chairman, 1973-75; historian, 1975—. Military service: British Army, parachutist, 1939-45; became major; awarded French Croix de Guerre.

MEMBER: Royal Historical Society (vice president), Savile Club, Special Forces Club.

AWARDS, HONORS: Officer, Order of Orange Nassau, Netherlands, 1989.


(With J. L. Hammond) Gladstone and Liberalism, English Universities Press, 1952, Collier Books (New York, NY), 1966.

British Foreign Policy since 1898, Hutchinson's University Library (London, England), 1956.

Men in Uniform, Praeger (New York, NY), 1961.

SOE in France, Her Majesty's Stationery Office (London, England), 1966, published as SOE in France: An Account of the Work of the British Special Operations Executive in France, 1940-1944, University Publications of America (Frederick, MD), 1984, Frank Cass (Portland, OR), 2003.

(Editor) W. E. Gladstone, The Gladstone Diaries, Oxford University Press (Oxford, England), Volumes 1 and 2, 1968, Volumes 3 and 4. (with H. C. G. Matthew), 1974.

(Editor) War and Society, Elek (London, England), 1973.

Resistance, Eyre Methuen (London, England), 1976.

Six Faces of Courage, Eyre Methuen (London, England), 1978.

(With J. M. Langley) MI9, Bodley Head (London, England), 1979, Little, Brown (Boston, MA), 1980.

SOE: An Outline History, BBC, 1984, published as SOE: An Outline History of the Special Operations Executive, 1940-46, University Publications of America (Frederick, MD), 1985.

Art and War: Twentieth-Century Warfare As Depicted by War Artists, Headline (London, England), 1990.

(Editor) Holland at War against Hitler: Anglo-Dutch Relations, 1940-45, Frank Cass (Portland, OR), 1990.

Oxford Companion to World War II, Oxford University Press (Oxford, England), 1995.

War, Resistance, and Intelligence, Cooper (Barnsley, South Yorkshire, England), 1999.

SOE in the Low Countries, St. Ermin's (London, England), 2001.

(Editor) Secret Lives, Oxford University Press (Oxford, England), 2002.

Contributor to New Cambridge Modern History, 1960, Encyclopaedia Britannica, and Dictionary of National Biography. Contributor of articles to numerous periodicals, including English Historical Review and Economist.

WORK IN PROGRESS: Working on a book about the military history of Great Britain.



Christian Science Monitor, May 8, 1995, Leonard Bushkoff, review of Oxford Companion to World War II, p. 15.

History Today, May, 1996, Mark Mazower, review of Oxford Companion to World War II, p. 57; November, 2002, pp. 94-95.

International History Review, November, 1996, Joan Beaumont, review of Oxford Companion to World War II, p. 957.

New York Times Book Review, February 8, 1981, p. 9; April 30, 1995, D. J. R. Bruckner, review of Oxford Companion to World War II, p. 13.

Spectator, January 19, 2002, Alan Judd, review of SOE in the Low Countries, p. 9.

Times (London, England), January 10, 1985.

Times Literary Supplement, January 10, 1985; May 15, 1995, Hew Strachan, review of Oxford Companion to World War II, p. 30; March 15, 2002, David Stafford, review of SOE in the Low Countries, p. 9.