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An honorary colonel in the 116th Infantry Regiment of the 29th Division, Alex Kershaw is the widely acclaimed and award-winning author of several New York Times best-selling books about WWII, including The Bedford Boys, The Longest Winter, The Few, Escape from the Deep, The Liberator, and Avenue of Spies. A graduate of University College, Oxford, he worked as a journalist for The Guardian and other newspapers before moving to the US in 1994. His latest book is The First Wave, to be published in May 2019 to mark the 75th anniversary of D Day. He lives in Savannah and regularly leads battlefield tours and lectures on WWII. His 2012 book, The Liberator, is being made into a drama series to be aired by Netflix in 2020.


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Alex Kershaw, far right, master of ceremonies at 70th anniversary celebrations of VE Day, WWII Memorial, Washington DC, May 2015