It has been a lifelong dream of mine to challenge myself with the tasks of teaching and academic research, and this "small" website is a sort of intermediate solution to a lot of logistical problems in this regard.
I have always wanted to teach and research military history, and as the years have passed I have finally found the time and the necessary "drive" to embark on several research projects - both in combination with my studies at university (History and Classics), on my own and together with like-minded professionals and skilled self-taught professionals.
I have collected Scandinavian and Commonwealth militaria for more than a decade, and through that hobby I have met some truly wonderful and knowledgeable men and women. I owe them a huge debt of gratitude and I wish that I am able to greet newcomers to the hobby with the same enthusiasm as I once experienced.
In my professional life, I have studied the mercenaries of classical Greece, the Scandinavian volunteers of WWII and the ordeals of the common soldier in both the many wars of the 19th century and WWI. My primary field of study is the wars of the 19th and early 20th century and the wars of the Classical and Hellenistic ages.
One of the greatest gifts is to share with others what I have learned and discovered over the years, and to witness the historical enthusiasm of others. No matter the historical subject. Nothing can compare with the great gift of teaching people, young and old, that are eager and willing to learn and take part in a mutual discussion that is fuelled by the desire to know more.