About Me

  • private d-day tour guide - Mike van den Dobbelsteen

Born and raised in the Netherlands, from a very young age I have been a student of WW2 military history.

After having served in the Dutch Army for 5 years, and working as a graphic designer for 15, I became a bi-lingual tour guide at Leeds Castle, England. The opportunity then arose in 2014 to become a full-time D-Day battlefield guide in Normandy. In 2019 I created Allied Victory Tours; I now have 9 years of professional guiding experience.

I’ve been avid collector of wartime memorabilia and for nearly 40 years I have taken part in WW2 re-enactments and living history events in the broadest sense, from giving presentations in schools, writing and publishing WW2-related military-historical articles, to working as a support artist and historical advisor for film and tv productions.

In 2019 I presented a documentary covering the battles for the bridges across the river Elle in June 1944 – see the Youtube link below to watch this video.

Discover D-Day history with an experienced, professional, knowledgable, passionate historian & battlefield guide.

I look forward to showing you the battlefields of Normandy!

Mike van den Dobbelsteen

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