Dr Peter Schrijvers
Author & academic historian
Belgian academic historian Dr Peter Schrijvers has taught at universities in the US, Switzerland, and Australia. He is the author of six books on the Second World War and the Ardennes offensive published by, among others, Cambridge and Yale. Dr Schrijvers specializes in making us understand how ordinary people, soldiers and civilians, experience the extraordinary circumstances of battle. “He brings to life the sights, sounds and smells of battle,” The Times Literary Supplement has said about his work. The Wall Street Journal described his Bastogne book as “a fast-paced narrative that weaves the horrors of war into the bigger picture of battle.” Dr Schrijvers currently serves as an historical advisor for the Bastogne Memorial.