Battlefield Partnerships (BfP) is formed from a core team of military historians whose aim is to bring the true experience of the past to life for all.
Andy Robertshaw is one of the UK’s leading military historians, specializing in World War I on the Western Front and the Battle of the Somme. He has consulted on and starred in numerous film, TV and radio programmes, including Spielberg’s ‘War Horse’ for which he was lead historical consultant and had an onscreen role. His work has taken him all over the world, leading major educational programmes. He works with a wide range of historical and archaeological projects, and is currently Honorary Lecturer at the Institute of Archaeology, UCL. His previous roles have included Head of Education at the National Army Museum and Director at The Royal Logistics Museum. He has worked as a consultant and advisor for the UK Armed Forces, CBBC, ‘Time Team’, ‘Who Do You Think You Are’, ‘Find My Past’, alongside a range of overseas museums and institutions.
Mark Khan uses his battlefield experience with the Royal Artillery to inform his specialism in conflict archaeology and military training area conservation. He predominantly focuses on modern warfare from the twentieth-century and has interpreted military operations for a wide range of groups. His range of expertise covers land/air ordnance, the history of explosive ordnance recovery and military ration technology. He is also co-founder of the successful Britain at War magazine.
Steve Roberts served as a Royal Military policeman for 12 years. His interest in the First World War led to him completing a Masters in British First World War Studies and joining the International Guild of Battlefield Guides. He has been involved in numerous excavation projects on the Western Front and has featured in many historical documentaries about the First World War. He regularly teaches school groups about the British soldier on the Western Front and leads battlefield tours, alongside his passion for helping people discover their military ancestry.
Major projects and services include:
- The Great War Roadshow: BfP recently consulted for the BBC’s Roadshow marking the centenary of World War I. The team form an expert panel helping members of the public identify their Great War ancestors through medals, photographs, records and memorabilia.
- Military Ancestry Roadshow: helping people to discover their military past. The team can identify your military artefacts and set you off on a journey to discover your military ancestry.
- Guided Battlefield Studies, Tours & Summer Schools: BfP specializes in a range of battlefield tours along the Western Front, Normandy, Arnhem and Crete. As well as tours focusing on Battlefield Archaeology.
- Battlefield and Historic interpretation: using a combination of archaeological investigation, archival research and living history, the team interpret historic events for a wide range of audiences and ages. Their clients include the: BBC, CBBC, English Heritage and overseas educational programmes.
- Ancestry and Archival Research: For museums, institutions and private individuals – the team will offer a bespoke research service helping you to uncover what your grandparents and great-grandparents did during the world wars.