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Frank Baldwin

 Frank Baldwin holds Badge No 8 in the International Guild of Battlefield Guides. He served in the Royal Artillery for ten years in the 1980s, leaving as a major.  He led his first battlefield tour in 1987 and since then he has led over a hundred and fifty battlefield tours, staff rides, battlefield studies and  realities of war tours to UK and European destinations. He is a member of the British Commission for Military History and is currently writing the history of the Royal Artillery in Normandy.  He is Chairman of the Battlefields Trust, the organisation who ran the project which rediscovered the battlefield of Bosworth and the largest collection of pre C17th cannon balls in Europe.   

 

David Zabecki

Major General (Ret) David T. Zabecki is the 2012 Dr. Leo A. Shifren Distinguished Professor in Military and Naval History at the U.S. Naval Academy. He also is an Honorary Senior Research Fellow in War Studies at Britain’s University of Birmingham. He is the Senior Historian of the Weider History Group, From 2000 to 2009 he was the Editor of Vietnam magazine, He has published nine books on military history topics and he has written more than 575 articles for professional journals, magazines, and encyclopedias. General Zabecki enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1966 and served in Vietnam as an infantry rifleman in 1967 and 1968. In 1975 he received a direct commission as a Field Artillery officer.He  finished his long and distinguished military career as the Deputy Chief of Staff, Mobilization and Reserve Affairs for U.S. Army Europe.  Hie is an acknowledged expert on the German army staff system, and the author of the book on Bruchmüller, the definitive study of German artillery in the second half of WWI. He has  led more than 50 U.S. military staff rides over the years, and in 2004,  was the U.S. Department of Defense Executive Director for all the 60th Anniversary commemoration events in Europe, .

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Nick Lipscombe

Colonel Nick Lipscombe was born in 1958 in Angers, France. He has a degree in business studies and an MSc in defence studies. He was commissioned into the Royal Artillery in 1980. During his thirty years in the British Army he has seen considerable operational service with the British and American armies, as well as with NATO and the UN.He was awarded the US Bronze Star in 2006. A keen interest in military history followed his academic studies at the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst concentrating on the Napoleonic era and the Peninsular War in particular. He is Chairman of Peninsular War 200, the UK official organisation for the commemoration of the bicentenary of the Peninsular War.  He lives in Portugal. His Peninsular War Atlas,drawing on Spanish and Portuguese archives gives him extensive and authoritative knowledge of the topography of the Peninsular wars.