Dr Matthias Strohn
Sandhurst academic & German military expert
Dr Matthias Strohn was educated at the Universities of Münster (Germany) and Oxford. He is the Head of Historical Analysis at the British Army's think tank, the Centre for Historical Analysis and Conflict Research, and a member of the War Studies Department at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. In addition, he is a Reader in Modern War Studies at the Humanities Research Institute at the University of Buckingham. He has published widely on this subject and he has written and edited 7 books and numerous articles.
Matthias holds a commission in the German army (current rank Lieutenant-Colonel) and is a member of the military attaché reserve. He has served on the defence attaché staffs in Madrid, Paris and London. Prior to this he was attached to German Staff College as the military history staff officer. Matthias is also the academic adviser to the British Army’s Operation Reflect Team which deals with the First World War commemorations and he has advised British and German government bodies on this matter. Matthias deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan with both the British Army and the German Bundeswehr. Matthias is a keen battlefield tour guide and has led civilian and military tours in Europe from Normandy to Stalingrad. He has also worked on television and radio as both historical adviser and interviewee.