Born and raised in the Netherlands, from a very young age I have been passionate about WW2 military history. I’m an avid collector of wartime memorabilia and for over 35 years I have taken part in a WW2 re-enactments and living history events in the broadest form, giving presentations in schools, worked as an extra and historical advisor for film and tv productions.
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, when the opportunity arose to join an established tour company in Normandy as a full-time D-Day tour guide for four years. In 2019 I created Allied Victory Tours and now am an independent tour guide.
Over many years I was involved in writing and publishing WW2-related military-historical articles. Currently I am working on a book about the battles that took place in around our village of Saint Clair sur l’Elle in June 1944.
With my military background, my passion for and sharing of WW2 military history, involvement in historical events and established guiding experience, I can offer you the best possible personal D-Day tour experience. Please see the Testimonials page for recent reviews.
I am looking forward to meeting you in Normandy!
– Mike van den Dobbelsteen