Stephen Chambers

Stephen is one of the leading military historians on the Gallipoli campaign. Even though this is his prime passion, he also has in-depth knowledge of many British military campaigns and battles from Waterloo to the end of the Second World War. Stephen is a freelance battlefield guide, author and researcher specialising in British military history, from the redcoats to khaki.

He has written several books; his first book in the Battleground Europe series, Gallipoli – Gully Ravine (Pen & Sword 2002) had high acclaim, along with its follow-on volumes; Anzac The Landing (Pen & Sword 2008), Suvla: August Offensive (P&S 2011) and Anzac: Sari Bair (P&S 2014). British and commonwealth military history has continued to have been a successful theme, with Uniforms & Equipment of the British Army in World War One (Schiffer Books, 2005), the first serious work on the subject. Recently Stephen co-authored Gallipoli: The Dardanelles Disaster in Soldiers’ Words and Photographs(Bloomsbury 2015) with Richard van Emden and then completed the Gallipoli battlefield guides with Walking Gallipoli and Gallipoli: Krithia in 2020. Most of Stephen’s Battleground Europe guidebooks have all been translated in to Turkish. Stephen is currently working on a Cambrai book.

When not writing, Stephen is on the battlefield, continuing his research and guiding groups. The best way to study a campaign is to walk in the footsteps of those involved, whether in the grasslands of Zululand, the mud of Flanders or the beaches of Gallipoli and Normandy.

Stephen is a Trustee of the Gallipoli Association and a member of the Western Front Association and Orders and Medals Research Society and an accredited member of the Guild of Battlefield Guides (Badge No.75). He is also director of Great War Digital Ltd, home of the WW1 mapping Linesman GPS product.