Alex Kershaw is the author of the widely acclaimed best sellers The Bedford Boys, The Longest Winter, The Few, and Escape from the Deep. He is also the author of biographies of Robert Capa, WWII’s greatest photographer, Jack London, and Raoul Wallenberg. His latest book, The Liberator: One WWII Soldier’s Odyssey from the Beaches of Sicily to the Gates of Dachau, was released in October 2012. Alex has been associated with The National World War II Museum for many years, having presented as a Mason Distinguished Lecturer and at our International
Conferences on World War II. This will be Alex’s 5th tour with the Museum.
Roland has been a part of the Museum’s Travel Programs since 2005. He was born in Diekirch, Luxembourg where he still resides today. Roland is the founder, director and curator of Le Musée National D’Histoire Militaire (The National Museum of Military History) in Diekirch, which contains extraordinary artifacts and dioramas taken directly from the German and American sites of the Battle of the Bulge. He is the author of The Battle of the Bulge in Luxembourg: December 1944-January 1945 (Schiffer, 1995), and heads the consortium of 13 military history museums of the Battle of the Bulge in Luxembourg and Belgium. Roland’s knowledge of the Battle of the Bulge is intimate, personal and widely published.
After serving in the US Army’s 101st Airborne Division as an infantryman, Larry Decuers joined The National World War II Museum as a curator in 2008. Specializing in infantry weapons, uniforms and equipment of World War II, Larry brings this vast knowledge on our tours to Normandy and The Bulge. Since joining the Museum, he has curated exhibits on the Battle of Midway, the Eastern Front, and the Air War in Europe. Larry has led hundreds of tours through The National World War II Museum’s artifacts and armament collection - providing an in-depth perspective of what the soldiers carried and how it affected outcomes on the battlefield. This will be his 7th tour with the Travel Program.