Hello and welcome to WW2 Nation!
Join us on a journey into the past & present as we set out to explore the history of WW2.
Our travels take us from the Homefront to the battlefields of Europe and beyond.
Travel with us as we revisit historical locations, track down wartime relics, pick the brains of veterans and historians and pay our deepest respects to the greatest generation; as we set out to try and keep this period of history alive for future generations to learn from.
We all have a great passion for WW2 history and are determined to learn as much as we can about this time in history and share our experiences with you, the WW2 Community.
It’s going to be a long journey, in fact it’s going to be a life long journey and we want you to join us on what will be a great adventure!
Meet The Team
Lawrence – On a life-long mission to explore the history of the Second World War and learn all that he can do by walking the battlefields, speaking with veterans who were there and paying my respects to this remarkable generation.
Joe – Having a varied background in videography and editing, Joe also brings a wealth of WW2 knowledge to the team with a particular interest in the aviation aspect of the conflict. His videos are really good (when they are in focus).
Alex – Having joined the WW2 Nation team, Alex has had a burning passion for military history since a young age. An avid collector of militaria, Alex’s goal is to not only physically see these unimaginable battle sites but truly grasp what these brave men and women went through.
Ben – a Battlefield Guide and Historian currently undertaking a Masters in Second World War studies. From a very young age I was fascinated by military history, looking at books and watching films. The first film I can recall seeing was a ‘Bridge too Far’ and to this day is still probably my favourite. My first visit to the battlefields of Europe was on the 60th anniversary of D-Day, since then I have returned countless times and also began to take small groups out to visit on battlefield tours. Now 15 years on, I’m lucky to be able to focus full time on my passion, from private research through to tours with large travel companies. I have been very fortunate to spend time with many veterans travelling around the UK and Europe and have dedicated hours of work in researching the service of Alan King, 1st East Riding Yeomanry. The highlight being an emotional return trip to Normandy for six days with Alan & Lawrence following in Alan’s tank tracks back in 1944.
Dan – A Hertfordshire native, Dan has always had a real passion for military history and considers himself incredibly fortunate to have worked since 2008 full-time in the field. Originally at the Imperial War Museum, he founded and leads the Herts at War Project and also works free-lance on as a battlefield guide and on a number of First and Second World War military history projects throughout the UK. Dan was the lead historian for the UK Government Somme 100 Commemorations in Manchester’s Heaton Park and Westminster Abbey and is the resident historian of the Government’s Great War Debate series. Dan considers himself incredible fortunate to lead groups of Normandy veterans back to their old battlefields each year. He holds a Master’s Degree in the History of Britain and the First World War from the University of Wolverhampton. Outside of history, he enjoys sports, particularly boxing and cycling.
Shaun – has a passion for remembering and honouring those involved in conflicts, influenced from a battlefield tour at an early age. Holding a degree in History and currently studying a Masters Degree in Second World War studies, in 2018 Shaun was one of a number of guides who took part in the ‘Great Pilgrimage 90’ event, taking members of the Royal British Legion back to the battlefield sites of the First World War. With a particular interest in Normandy, Shaun has researched local regiments and men with the intent to promote their stories to a wider audience and future generations. Outside of History Shaun enjoys cycling and both plays and watches football, holding a season ticket at Birmingham City.