Battlefield guiding

Talking to a school party at Lissjenthoek Military Cemetery in Belgium

Battlefield visits and guiding

With over 30 years experience at visiting and studying the battlefields of the Great War, Matt is a knowledgeable and enthusiastic battlefield guide, whose passion for storytelling brings the Great War to life.

Whether you are looking for information about a relative and would like to see where they served in the Great War, or if you would like a tour that follows in the footsteps of a particular regiment, I can help you produce an itinerary that is tailored to your unique requirements.

You might wish a personal tour for one or two people, or a small group, we are happy to cater for your needs.

Example tours include:

  • One day introduction to the Ypres salient
  • Ypres salient: 2-3 day tours
  • The first day on the Somme
  • The Somme Battlefields from north to south
  • Bloody April – the battles of Arras 1917
  • Breaking the front – the German offensive of 1918
  • Artois – the battles of 1915
  • In the footsteps of the poets

Testimonials:

“Thank you for a wonderful day in Ypres following in the footsteps of my Grandfather. Your knowledge and ability to relate historical facts onto a modern landscape really brought the battlefields to life, and the highlight was seeing the field where my Grandfather’s battery was before Passchendaele in 1917. Thank you Matt, I look forward to our next trip.” MG – Berkshire

“Matt is enthusiastic and knowledgeable and managed to explain the facts of the Great War in a manner that the children could really grasp. His passion for storytelling is clear to see, and he really knows his stuff.” BJS – Oxford

“A memorable trip round the battlefields of the Somme with Matt…..passionate, knowledgeable and enthusiastic….I learnt very much.” MH – Hatfield

Military genealogy

I can research your ancestor’s Great War history and bring his story to life. Please contact me for more information.