Andy Robertshaw

Andy RobertshawAndrew Robertshaw, BA, MA, FSA, is a military historian, author and broadcaster. He was previously Director of The Royal Logistic Corps Museum and before that Head of Education at The National Army Museum in London.

During his career, Andrew has lectured to international audiences on many aspects of military history. An Honorary Lecturer in public archaeology at University College London and Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries. For the past twenty years he has been conducting archaeological projects on the Western Front.

Andy’s publications include various articles and essays, three books on military history for young people including: ‘A Soldier’s Life‘, 1997; ‘Somme I July 1916: Tragedy and Triumph‘ was published in 2006; ‘Digging the Trenches: The Archaeology of the Western Front‘ was published in the spring of 2008 and is currently in a third edition. Research on film and photography in June and July 1916 was used in the publication ‘Ghosts on the Somme‘ and in the viewing notes to accompany the Imperial War Museum DVD. Following the success of ‘24 Hour Trench‘ and ‘Feeding Tommy: Rations and cooking on the Western Front‘ his newest publication is a book on the Battle of the Somme.

Over the past fifteen years he has regularly appeared in archaeology and military history series such as ‘Finding the Fallen’, ‘The Trench Detectives’ and ‘Time Team’. He is best know for work on films such as ‘War horse’, ‘They shall Not Grow Old’ and ‘1917’.