About Matt Limb
It is hard to remember when my fascination with British military history started, but whenever it was it has set my life on a course that continually takes me back to the battlefields on which our forefathers grappled with the enemy in hand-to-hand combat.
Some of the early recollections and memories are reading books of the epic events of World War One & World War Two; as a young child speaking to veterans, from both wars, who were true gentleman with the time of day for me; they spoke of the mustard gas and Flanders Field, not in great detail, just in passing - but enough so give me a hunger to know more.
But one thing I do remember, very clearly, was how they referred to their colleagues, and even after so many years, and despite my young age, I could see the camaraderie and feeling they still felt, often for a friend who paid the ultimate price and did not return. Sadly the like of such gents have now all gone, and with them such meetings and memorable moments have passed from living memory to history books.
Sir Winston Churchill once said that '... battles are the punctuation marks in this country's history...' and I have been following that history for many years, from the beaches of D-Day to the trenches of World War One, and some of the lesser known, but equally important, campaigns that form our history and its 'punctuation' marks.
Today the visitors I take to the battlefield varies from relatives with a personal interest in a great uncle, or grandfather, who want to remember what it was the forefathers endured; to groups of people who want to understand and pay respect to a lost generation.
Whatever your reason I will help you explore the battlefield, but more important understand, what part the battle and the men who fought there, played in the 'punctuation' marks of our history.