About Us

SIMON VERDEGEM
HEAD ARCHAEOLOGIST

Simon is an expert battlefield archaeologist with extensive experience in First World War archaeology in Flanders. He works for Ruben Willaert bvba, the archaeological company that fully supports the project. It was Simon who discovered the site during the test trenching campaign with his team. He will lead the excavations.

Fields of Expertise: Battlefield Archaeology, First World War

 

ROBIN SCHÄFER
MILITARY HISTORIAN

Robin is a foremost expert of the German army in both world wars and is a military historian, author and media consultant.

Fields of Expertise: German Military History 1800-1945, Life of the German Soldier

 

PROFESSOR PETER DOYLE
MILITARY HISTORIAN

Peter is a leading military historian and military terrain expert. He is an established author of many works of military history, with special reference to the Great War, and has been involved with archaeological work in Flanders. He is visiting professor in history at London South Bank University.

Fields of Expertise: Battlefield Archaeology, First World War