REDCOAT AND KHAKI - Exploring Battlefield History
Stephen Chambers is a freelance battlefield guide, author and researcher with specialist interest in British military history from the redcoats to khaki. A period that spans 300 years of military successes and failures, from the English Civil War to the end of the Second World War.
Battlefield guiding, lecturing and researching; following in the footsteps of an ancestor; studying the ground of a military campaign or battle; being led through the annals of British and Commonwealth military history from 1645 - 1945.
Walking in the footsteps - I am a freelance battlefield guide with many years experience leading groups, large and small, to the battlefields. From grasslands of Zululand, ridges of Gallipoli, mud of Flanders, beaches of Normandy to the streets of Arnhem or Berlin.
Books by Stephen Chambers
Based in the south-east of England, Stephen Chambers is one of the leading military historians on the Gallipoli campaign. Even though this is his prime passion, he also has knowledge of British military campaigns from the Crimea to the Second World War. Stephen is a freelance battlefield guide, author and researcher specialising in British military history, from the redcoats to khaki.
Lucy Cubitt, Norfolk
Louise, Wallington Country Grammer School
Lieutenant-Colonel John White TD, PWRR
Catherine Hamilton, Switzerland
Richard Hughes, London
Major Sam Meadows, 2/RGR
Major-General Ed Smyth-Osbourne CBE, HQ London District
Steve Pawson, UK
Major-General Sir William Cubitt, KCVO, CBE
Andrew Howard, South Wales
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Gallipoli is a battlefield like no other. Its historical significance in the FWW continues to attract visitors, but it’s natural beauty, Mediterranean weather and welcoming nature of the Turks adds to its appeal.
The redcoat had been symbolic of the British Army for over three centuries, and although it gave way in the late 19th Century to khaki drab, it is still associated as a sign of British imperial might.