Meet The Team
Our team of historians and tour managers are based across the world and ready to help you get the best out of your battlefield or historical trip.
Alex is an historian with a research Masters degree in the Battle of the Somme. She has designed and contributed to numerous documentaries on military and maritime history. She is also the co-founder of the Great War Group, and has written half a dozen books about the First World War. Alex loves taking people off the beaten track to learn about history.
Beth did her Masters on the subject of military policing during the First World War. She is an experienced tour guide and has taken countless school children and adults to the Western Front. She is also a co-founder and director of the Great War Group. Beth loves taking people to the battlefields and sharing her passion for history.
Peter spent more than thirty years compiling oral history for the Imperial War Museum. He has published innumerable books about the First and Second World Wars. His particular passion is force-marching guests around the Gallipoli peninsula to highlight the absolute idiocy of the campaign.
Dan will make his guide debut for Istoria in Italy in 2024. His passion is ancient history's especially Rome, and once he gets started, we can't shut him up. Rest assured, you'll always be able to spot him by his kilt!
Josh has published numerous books, almost exclusively about the First and Second World Wars. He also acted as Christopher Nolan's historical advisor on the 2017 Hollywood blockbuster "Dunkirk." In particular, Josh loves sharing personal testimonies on the site of major actions to really bring home the history.
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Mohammed was born and raised on Petra's doorstep. A history graduate, he loves nothing more than introducing people to his country and teaching them about Jordan's rich history. You can expect everything from ancient Nabateans, to Bedouin folklore, to the Arab Revolt.
Zack has a PhD in Wellington's army. A specialist in crime and punishment, he is passionate about taking people to Waterloo and introducing them to everything that a nineteenth century battlefield has to offer.
Andrew has co-written a book on Chelsea and the First World War, among other titles. He is an especially keen battlefield photographer and has been visiting the battlefields for more than twenty years. He particularly enjoys designing bespoke tours to the First World War battlefields.
Jonny is working towards a masters degree in the history of the First World War. His particular passion is the First World War in Italy, and his thesis is on 48th division and their experience there and on the Western Fron
Kit is an historian with a PhD in the history and philosophy of science. He has written books on the periodic table and how motor sport science can help save the planet. The latter has been nominated for the RAC's motorsport book of the year, 2022. He loves sharing the history of science in all its insanity and explaining how it shaped the world we live in today.
Alina's Masters thesis was on the history of the first transport of prisoners to Auschwitz. She specialises in genocide and the history of the Warsaw Uprising. She is passionate about sharing Polish history with as many visitors as possible.
Chris did his postgraduate study on the Luftwaffe at war, and has written a book on the bomber war, but his passion is naval history. Particular interested in the Germany navy during the First World War, his hero is von Spee and he has written a book on cruiser warfare in 1914-15.
Nina is an architectural historian whose academic specialisation is Victorian buildings and what they can tell us about social history in the nineteenth century. She loves nothing more than walking guests around her hometown of New York City and telling them about its buildings and its history.
Andy is just finishing a PhD looking at tactical development in the wake of the Battle of the Somme. He is a seasoned tour guide, teaches history and is Blackheath rugby's club historian. He is passionate about taking people out onto the battlefields and sharing all he has learned during his studies.
Edward specialises in nineteenth-century science, technology, and architecture. A lecturer at UCL, he is the author of several books, including on the building of the Houses of Parliament and Victorian imperialism. Edward loves getting into heated historical arguments, in the pub, with people he’s never met before.