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I have always been captivated by history. Ever since I first made a trip to the battlefields of the Western Front over 20 years ago to visit the grave of my great great grandfather who fell at the Battle of Arras in 1917, military history has been more than a hobby, but a true passion. I consider myself very fortunate to have worked full-time in that field.


Holding a Masters Degree in British Military History from the University of Wolverhampton, I started my career at the Imperial War Museum, before founding the Great War centenary project ‘Herts at War’. I have since worked as the British Government’s lead historian for the Centenary of the Battle of the Somme in 2016, as resident historian for the Royal British Legion on multiple major projects, and most recently as the BBC’s official historian for the ‘D-Day 80’ commemorations attended by the world’s heads of state. Over the last decade I have been proud to lead thousands of fellow history enthusiasts around Europe’s battlefields ranging from Agincourt to Berlin and everything in between.

When not on the battlefields, I can be found leading the successful ‘Battle Guide’ team, creating historic content for partners such as the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, National Army Museum, Western Front Association or recording for the WW1 podcast ‘Not So Quiet on The Western Front’.

"On behalf of the adults and cadets who attended the tour, I would just like to convey our thanks for bringing the Battle of the Somme to life. Facebook has been buzzing with positive comments regarding the trip and it reflects the considerable impact that you made"

Lieutenant-Colonel Ian Cassidy

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"Dan is a remarkably knowledgeable and attractive presenter of military history and its specific battlefield sites.  He speaks with great enthusiasm and genuine feeling for his subject and the people fighting on all sides.   He is very approachable and excellent company and I cannot name a better guide to the great battlefields of history."

Peter Snow


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