Dr Simon Trew
Lecturer of War Studies at The Royal Military Academy Sandhurst
Dr Simon Trew has worked as a lecturer in the Department of War Studies at The Royal Military Academy Sandhurst since 1993. He wrote his doctoral dissertation on British relations with the Yugoslav resistance movements during the Second World War, and lectured at the University of Keele before moving to Sandhurst. Since 1994 he has developed an enthusiastic interest in the Normandy campaign, travelling to France on many occasions to carry out research or to deliver battlefield studies to military and civilian groups.
He has also lectured widely on the campaign, and has appeared in numerous TV documentaries and live broadcasts on this and other military subjects. In 2009 he was nominated for a prestigious 'Emmy' award for his research in support of a television documentary on the D-Day assault at Omaha Beach. He was editor/writer of the well-known 14-volume 'Battle Zone Normandy' battlefield tour guide series (Sutton Publishing, 2004), and has also written a book about official war photography in Normandy. He relishes the opportunity to return to the Normandy battlefields at every available opportunity, and to spend time talking with those who share his interest in this most fascinating and controversial of military campaigns.