David Harrison

Accredited Guide Number: 103

David Harrison is an independent battlefield tour guide who specialises in the Italian campaigns of the First and Second World War.  He organises bespoke tours to the First World War campaign in the north of Italy which include the Battle of Caporetto 1917, the fighting on the Asiago Plateau, along the River Piave and the final Battle of Vittorio Veneto 1918. He also specialises in the Allied Second World campaign on Sicily in 1943, at Salerno/Monte Cassino/Anzio 1943-44, and along the east coast against the Gothic Line 1944-45. His 30 years of service in the British Army from platoon to corps level allow him to interpret the battles for the visitor today, whilst his NATO assignments enable him to provide insights from the other main participants (Canada, Germany, Italy, Poland and USA). He has studied in detail the Battle of Ortona 1943, the role of Anders’s Polish II Corps and has a particular interest in the impact of the war on Italian society. He is educated at Masters level and has had campaign book reviews published. He received his accreditation (Badge 103) from the Guild in January 2020. He lives in Edinburgh and the Le Marche region of Italy.


AnzioAsiago PlateauBattle of SicilyCaporettoCassinoGothic LineSalernoVittorio Veneto



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Areas of Expertise

First World War – Caporetto, Asiago Plateau and Vittorio Veneto.
Second World War – Invasion of Sicily, Salerno/Monte Cassino/Anzio and Gothic Line.

Other specialisms – Researching the campaigns of individuals. Staff rides.