• How did the US Rangers capture Point du Hoc?

  • What could you see, smell and hear at Waterloo?

  • How was Captain Fetterman’s US Cavalry command wiped out by the Sioux on 21st December 1866?

Robert J Kershaw

Military Author and Battlefield Tour Guide

Robert Kershaw, who until recently held a senior position within NATO, joined the Parachute Regiment in 1973 and has served actively in Northern Ireland, Bosnia and the first Gulf War, for which he was awarded the US Bronze Star. He has written ten books of military history and has contributed to The Times, The Sunday Times, the Daily Telegraph and the Sunday Telegraph.

He regularly conducts battlefield tours for groups and private parties, to Europe including Russia, the United States and South Africa. He has appeared in a number of National Geographic and other TV documentaries and is available to lecture and conduct after dinner historical talks.


Coming Soon – 24 Hours at the Somme


24 Hours on the Somme describes that catastrophic day hour by hour through the differing perspectives of both sides. The British trench view is juxtaposed against the German parapet and dugout alongside the backdrop of their staff commands, who, ensconced in chateaus to the rear, could see nothing.

Read the introduction
Release early 2016




Robert has written ten books, also now in paperback with titles printed in the UK, US, Germany, Holland, Russia, Lithuania, Spain, Hungry, Poland and Australia.

Battlefield Tours

Robert has completed and led a substantial number of battlefield tours across three continents – America, Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

TV Documentaries

Robert has recorded for BBC radio and interviewed on numerous TV documentaries including Dutch TV and National Geographic.


24 Hours at Waterloo

‘A blow-by-blow account of the fateful day. I couldn’t put it down.’
The Independent


A Street in Arnhem

‘An important contribution to the military history of World war Two, but a fascinating slice of social history to boot’.
History of War Magazine
Robert Kershaw