Active in various areas of military history, Edwin is an all-round military historian who is fluent in Dutch and English and is also proficient in German. He specifically focuses on the events in Northwestern Europe in the time period September 1944 to March 1945, which can be summarised as the Rhine Campaign. His interests are not only in military strategy and operations, but specifically in connections between events in 1944/45 and in the experience of war. Edwin holds a Master degree in Military History from the University of Birmingham, UK. He is an accredited member of the International Guild of Battlefield Guides (badge nr. 93), a member of the Liberation Route Europe Guide Network, and a guide member of Airborne Region.
He has a broad experience in guiding and organising tours ranging from a few hours to multiple days. Edwin guides for private individuals, small groups and coach groups. He has experience guiding for people with a generic interest in WW2, veterans and families, school groups and military groups – battlefield studies and staff rides – both domestic and abroad. His services are hired by several tour operators, amongst which is In The Footsteps.
Besides guiding, Edwin is also active as a historical consultant. In this capacity he has worked with tourist organisations, local governments, and media companies, providing them with historical content on projects or helping set up guide networks. He regularly delivers presentations or lectures. He made appearances in documentaries on Dutch television and is a regular guest on several WW2 related YouTube Channels such as WW2TV and Joel Stoppels Battlefield Tours, and has worked for international production companies on WW2 documentaries for Netflix, Yesterday Channel and Smithsonian Channel.
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