Tim Saunders

Accredited Guide Number: 06

I was an infantry officer for thirty years and began writing military history and battlefield guiding while still in the service. Since leaving I have become a full time military historian. I have had eighteen books published, mainly on WW2, and as Director of Production for Battlefield History TV, I have made fifty full length military history documentaries on conflicts ranging from the Dark Ages through to modern times.

My real love, however, remains getting out onto the battlefields of the world and studying and talking about campaign strategy and tactics, soldiers; their weapons and equipment, plus of course the engagements and battles themselves.

In a typical year the groups I take to various battlefields range from general to private, through school groups to veterans and families with young children. All have their specific needs and research requirements.

I served a term on the Board of the International Guild of Battlefield Guides as Director of Validation.


20 C.Battle of SicilyBattle of the BulgeDieppeGallipoliGerman Airborne Invasion of CreteNapoleonNormandy LandingsRhine CrossingWWIWWIIWellington’s Peninsular battlesWellington’s Pyrenees battles


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Bespoke GroupFamiliesGroup TypesMilitary & Veteran

Areas of Expertise

Areas of expertise:

  • Wellington’s campaigns 1808-1814
  • Western Front
  • Gallipoli
  • 1940 Campaign
  • German airborne invasion of Crete
  • Dieppe Raid 1942
  • Sicily and Italy 1943/44
  • Normandy 1944
  • Battle of the Bulge
  • Rhine Crossing

Other specialisms:

  • Military history film making and writing.