‘Stephen Badsey, one of the world’s leading authorities on war and
Gary Sheffield, Forgotten Victory (2001)
Professor Stephen Badsey
PhD MA(Cantab.) FRHistS
‘If you know your history, then you know where you’re coming from.’
Bob Marley, Buffalo Soldier
'It is the province of the historian to find out, not what was, but what is. Where a battle has been fought, you will find nothing but the bones of men and beasts, where a battle is been fought, there are hearts beating.'
Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862)
As a historian I have led battlefield tours (and the professional military version which is known as a staff ride) for over 15 years, including but not limited to:
Plus Vicksburg 1863, the Suez Canal crossings 1973, and a few others that you might not expect!
(*NB: Organised battlefield tours in South Africa are required by law to be accompanied by an authorised South African tour guide; I have worked well with these guides in the past.)