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Professor Hilary Ann Footitt

Nationality: United Kingdom

Year: 2000

Subject Area: Arts and Humanities

I feel myself to have been most fortunate to receive a scholarship from Wingate. At the time that the scholarship was awarded, I was trying to change the direction of my career into writing and research. The scholarship gave me much needed confidence, and was a vital contribution to the research costs involved in my project.
As a result of the support (which I have acknowledged in my book), I was able to write: ' War and Liberation in France: Living with the Liberators', Palgrave Macmillan, 2004, which has been well reviewed.
Since the publication of the book, I have published other material, and in October 2006 was made a (fractional) Senior Research Fellow at the University of Reading.