Dr Matthias Strohn
Sandhurst academic & German military expert
Dr Matthias Strohn was educated at the University of Münster (Germany) and the University of Oxford. He is a senior lecturer in the Department of War Studies, The Royal Military Academy Sandhurst and a Senior Research Fellow in the Humanities Research Institute at the University of Buckingham. He is also a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society. Matthias is a specialist in the history of the German army in the 20th century, with a special interest in the period of the World Wars. He has published widely on this subject and he has written and edited 5 books and numerous articles.
Matthias holds a commission in the German army (current rank Lieutenant-Colonel) and is a member of the military attaché reserve. He has served on the defence attaché staffs in Madrid, Paris and London. Prior to this he was attached to German Staff College as the military history staff officer. Matthias is also the academic adviser to the British Army’s Operation Reflect Team which deals with the First World War commemorations and he has advised British and German government bodies on this matter. Matthias deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan with both the British Army and the German Bundeswehr. Matthias is a keen battlefield tour guide and has led civilian and military tours in Europe from Normandy to Stalingrad. He has also worked on television and radio as both historical adviser and interviewee.