“his analysis exposes many historical myths about Custer’s last fight.”
Robert Kershaw has completed and led a substantial number of battlefield tours across three continents – America, Europe, the Middle East and Africa. These were completed both in and out of uniform.
He is readily available to speak on a fee paid or arranged basis depending upon research and travel to virtually any battlefield site. Any site is plausible, ancient or modern, depending upon interest and the research required.
Operation Mercury, the German airborne invasion of Crete is a historic milestone, the only time when a strategic objective was captured using air power alone.
The Cultural Experience Custer tour explores the conflict between white settlers and Native Americans in the ‘Old West’, conducted beneath ‘Big Sky’ country in Montana and the Black Hills of Dakota.
The Great Patriotic War tour, developed by Robert Kershaw for Alan Rooney’s Cultural Experience covers the three decisive German offensives mounted against Russia: at Moscow in 1941, Stalingrad 1942-3 and at Kursk in 1943.
The Waterloo tour with Alan Rooney’s Cultural Experience covers the Hundred Days campaign from Napoleon’s invasion of Belgium in June 1815 to his defeat at Waterloo and the retreat to Paris.
He has experience of and completed battlefield tours at the following locations:
THE AMERICAN CIVIL WAR
- The battle of Fredericksburg 1862
- The battle of Chancellorsville 1863
- The battle of Gettysberg 1863
THE AMERICAN INDIAN WARS (Research for ‘Red Sabbath’)
- The Fetterman Massacre 1866
- The battle of the Rosebud River 1876
- The battle of the Little Bighorn 1876
THE ZULU WAR
- The battle of Blood River 1838
- The battle of Isandlwana 1879
- The battle of Rorke’s Drift 1879
THE BOER WAR
- The battle of Majuba Hill 1998
- Colenso and Ladysmith 1899
- The battle of Spioen Kop 1900
WORLD WAR II
- The capture of the Belgian fortress at Eben Emael May 1940.
- The fall of Calais and Dunkirk May-Jun 1940. (Research for ‘Never Surrender’).
- The fall of Crete May 1940.
- Operation ‘Barbarossa’ – the German assault on Russia and Moscow 1941-2. (Research for ‘War Without Garlands’.)
- The battle of Stalingrad 1941-2.
- The battle of Kursk 1943. (Research for ‘Tank Men’).
- D-Day 6th June 1944 – the parachute landing zones and beaches. (Research for ‘D-Day’).
- The battle of Normandy 1944. (Research for ‘Tank Men’).
- The ‘Market-Garden’ Airborne Corridor and Arnhem. (Research for ‘It Never Snows in September’).
- The Warsaw Uprising 1944.
- The German Ardennes offensive Dec 1944.
- The battle of Berlin 1945.