Dan Hill

Dan has always been captivated by history. Ever since he first made a trip to the battlefields of the Western Front over 25 years ago to visit the grave of his great great grandfather who fell at the Battle of Arras in 1917, military history has been more than a hobby, but a true passion. He considers himself very fortunate to work full-time in that field. Holding a Masters Degree in British Military History from the University of Wolverhampton, he started his career at the Imperial War Museum, before founding the Great War centenary project ‘Herts at War’. He has since worked as the British Government’s lead historian for the Centenary of the Battle of the Somme in 2016, as resident historian for the Royal British Legion on multiple major projects, and most recently as the BBC’s official historian for the ‘D-Day 80’ commemorations attended by the world’s heads of state. Over the last decade he has been proud to lead thousands of fellow history enthusiasts around Europe’s battlefields ranging from Agincourt to Berlin and everything in between. When not on the battlefields, he can be found leading the successful ‘Battle Guide’ team, creating historic content for partners such as the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, National Army Museum, Western Front Association or recording for his WW1 podcast ‘Not So Quiet on The Western Front’.