RECENT WORK & WHAT I DO

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PUBLISHING AND WRITING

I am the historical and co-editor of the bestelling ‘Iron Cross Magazine’ (Warners Publishing Plc)

In addition I am a regular freelance writer for a number of British military periodicals, regularly contributing to (among others) the bestselling BRITAIN AT WAR , HISTORY OF WAR and the Spanish DESPERTA FERRO magazines.

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TELEVISION AND MEDIA WORK

As military historian I regularly act in an advising capacity for production companies and broadcasters. In this capacity I have worked on a number of projects in Britain and Germany including:

‘Battle of Britain: The last of the Few’ (2015). Arrow Media Productions, Channel 4 (UK)

‘The Great War Interviews’, BBC (UK) 

‘Voices 16 – Somme’, BBC (UK) 

‘Last Heroes of the Somme’, 360 Productions, Channel 4 (UK)

‘Westblick – Themenwoche 1. Weltkrieg’, WDR5 (Germany)

‘German WW2 Fighter Ace flies a Spitfire from Biggin Hill’
with Dan Snow for HistoryHit.TV , 27 June 2017

‘Europamagazin Spezial: Europas Kriege – und wie sie den Kontinent heute beeinflussen’ , 16 November 2018, WDR (Germany)

‘Liberation Route’, Netflix – CzarTV, 2020 – ongoing

PUBLIC LECTURES AND TALKS

University of Antwerp: Invited Keynote Speaker
“Fritz and Tommy: Across the Barbed Wire”, with Professor Peter Doyle (University College of London), 18 and 20 June 2015

National Army Museum, Army and Navy Club, London
‘Fritz and Tommy: Across the Barbed Wire”, with Professor Peter Doyle (University College of London), 21 January 2016

The British Army in Normandy and beyond
Chalke Valley History Festival, Wiltshire, UK
with James Holland and Dr. Peter Caddick-Addams
29 June 2016

Fritz and Tommy: Across the Barbed Wire
Chalke Valley History Festival, Wiltshire, UK
30 June 2016

Battle of the Somme: The German View
Chalke Valley History Festival, Wiltshire, UK
1 July 2016

German Afrika Korps Knight’s Cross Winner Günter Halm
in conversation with Rob Schäfer and James Holland
Chalke Valley History Festival, Wiltshire, UK
2 July 2016

The German WW 2 Veterans Morning
co-hosted with Al Murray, James Holland and Paul Beaver
Chalke Valley History Festival, Wiltshire, UK
26 June 2017

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OTHER WORK

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Historical consultant for the First World War Centenary Battlefield Tours Programme of the UCL Institute of Education and Equity, London

Historical consultant for the British National Commemoration Events marking the Centenary of The Battle of the Somme at Westminster Abbey in presence of Her Majesty the Queen accompanied by the Duke of Edinburgh
2016

Historical consultant for the “Plugstreet” Christmas Truce Centenary Project of the Belgian Tourist Office of Brussels & Wallonia and the United European Football Association (UEFA), 2014

Assistant Curator of the ‘Empire, Faith & War Exhibition’, Brunei Gallery, SOAS, London

Historical consultant of “The Day Story” Museum in Portsmouth, UK (2017/18) 

Historical consultant and historian for the BAFTA-nominated  ’11-11 Memories Retold’ (Aardman Animations & Digixart) 2018

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Lead historian (German) and co-creator of the DigHill80 Battlefield Archaeology Project in Wijtschaete, Flanders (April to July 2018) (Wikipedia)

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