• 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 twelve 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 more recently The History Channel and is available to lecture and conduct after dinner historical talks.


Out Now – Landing on the Edge of Eternity


This book covers the near abortive American landings at Omaha Beach on D-Day 6th June 1944, utilizing the “24 Hours” format of the experience through sight, sound and smell of the American and German adversaries with helpless French civilians caught up in between. This is perhaps the first time all three perspectives have been juxtaposed together. Tracking individuals from midnight to midnight exposes new ground and disentangles many previously held myths about what happened on that fateful day

Read the introduction
Available via Amazon






Coming Soon – 24 Hours at Balaclava


Balaclava was the cavalry battle, and this book deals with the three cavalry actions that took place that day. Russian, Turkish and British individuals are followed throughout the 24-hour period, from the siege lines around Sevastopol, Russians suddenly emerging from the dawn mist of the Crimea, to eight minutes of ‘cut and slash’ by the Heavy Brigade and the Light Brigade running a two-way horrific gauntlet of fire through the Valley of Death. New material has been extracted from letters, diaries and after action accounts from all sides.

Read the introduction
Due to be released by the History Press in April 2019


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.

Landing on the Edge of Eternity

‘Creditably, the German side of the story is nearly as extensive in the retelling and provides a virtual personal eye level view of the enemy’s viewpoint and experience under American firepower. ‘
New York Journal


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