Battlefield Studies
PRESENTATIONS & HISTORICAL TALKS
Delivered by our team of expert battlefield historians our In The Footsteps® Presentations and Historical Talks are ideal for business groups, historical societies, clubs abd groups of all sizes. The are designed to be entertaining as well as informative and interesting and can cover a wide variety of historical periods and subjects.

Presentations and
Historical Talks

by In The Footsteps®


Looking for a professional speaker to deliver interesting and informative presentations to your business, club, society or other group, small or large? Then look no further.

The In The Footsteps team of battlefield historians offer a variety of historical presentations and talks for societies, history groups, community groups, charitable organisations, clubs, etc. They have previously given talks to Local History Groups, Rotary Clubs, Lions International, The Western Front Association, Regimental Associations and Museums, Military Messes and more ...

A list of currently available talks

The talks currently available are:

  • A tour to the battlefields of France and Belgium presented by: Tony Smith
  • Life in the Trenches presented by: Lieutenant Colonel Ian Gumm and Tony Smith.
  • The First Battle of Ypres presented by: Lieutenant Colonel Ian Gumm.
  • The First Day of the Battle of the Somme presented by: Lieutenant Colonel Ian Gumm and Tony Smith.
  • The Battle of Mametz presented by: Lieutenant Colonel Ian Gumm.
  • The Battle of the Pilckem Ridge by: Lieutenant Colonel Ian Gumm.
  • The Battle of the Pilckem Ridge by: Lieutenant Colonel Ian Gumm.
  • The Kaiserschlacht - The Kaiser's Battle presented by: Lieutenant Colonel Ian Gumm and Tony Smith.
  • Tunnellers of Holzminden presented by: Lieutenant Colonel Ian Gumm and Tony Smith.
  • D-Day, 6th June 1944 presented by: Lieutenant Colonel Ian Gumm and Tony Smith.
  • The Liberation of 's-Hertogenbosch, Holland presented by: Lieutenant Colonel Ian Gumm
  • The Day of the Dead Moon — The 24th Regiment at Isandlwana and Rorke's Drift presented by: Lieutenant Colonel Ian Gumm.

Some Past Presentations

The Day of the Dead Moon

Follow in the footsteps of the 24th Regiment at Isandlwana and Rorke's Drift on 22nd January 1879 as our battlefield historian describes two actions that took place on the same day at the beginning of the Anglo-Zulu War. The first was the greatest defeat of the British Army by a native force and the second one of the greatest defences by a British force and both involved the same Regiment, the 24th Regiment of Foot.

The First Day of the Battle of the Somme

Follow in the footsteps of the British and Commonwealth forces fought as they attempted to drive the German Army back from their established frontline in the Somme. This iconic battle of the First World War, where 100,000 men went over the top at 07.30 hrs on 1st July 1916, is the Bloodest Day in the History of the British Army.

The Battle of Mametz Wood

Follow in the footsteps of the 38th (Welsh) Division in the first taste of a major battle at Mametz Wood, the largest of the Somme Woods, between 7th and 11th July 1916. This epic struggle for the wood against the crème de la crème of the German Army was their introduction to the horrors of the First World War and ended with them being severely mauled and their numbers greatly depleted.

The Battle of the Pilckem Ridge

Follow in the footsteps of the 38th (Welsh) Division on 31st July 1917 as they fought their way along the Pilckem Ridge to secure their objectives on the first day of the Third Battle of Ypres. Just over a year after their inauguration to battle at Mametz Wood and their subsequent dismissal as a second rate unit, the 38th (Welsh) Division had a point to prove and this was their opportunity.

Tunnellers of Holzminden

The Camp at Holzminden was Germany's most brutal British and Empire Officers Prisoner-of-War Camp in the First World War. It housed between 500 and 600 officers in two four storey barrack blocks and the camp commandant boasted that it was impossible to escape. On 24th July 1918 twenty-nine British and Empire officers escaped in what was The Great Escape of the First World War.

D-Day, 6th June 1944

Follow in the footsteps of the Allied 21st Army Group as they come ashore on the beaches of the Calvados coast of Normandy, France to begin the liberation of Europe from under the yoke of Hiltler's Nazi Germany. Listen as our battlefield historian recounts some of the actions of this momentous day immortalised in films like the Longest Day and Saving private Ryan.

Equipment

Most of the team have their own equipment but, if already available, they can simply bring along a memory stick and plug into yours.

Cost

The cost of a presentation by an In The Footsteps battlefield historian is £75.00 GBP plus mileage expenses at 45p per mile.

To Enquire About an In The Footsteps® Presentation

To enquire about an In The Footsteps® presentation please contat our team using the button below and we will get back to you.