The Battle of Waterloo, Battlefields of the Great War, The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich, Second World War: Campaign in the West 1940, Northwest European Campaign 1944
Favourite Tour: Gallipoli
Interests: Collecting Antiquarian Books: Regimental and Divisional Histories
About: Peter Smith was a member of the Royal Air Force from 1972 to 1979, specialising in air traffic control and operations duties; this was followed by a career in The Metropolitan Police from which he retired in 2004.
He has an interest in all aspects of military history which he has pursued around the world. Peter has been visiting the battlefields of the Great War and Second World War for over 35 years and has been guiding groups for nearly 20 years. He joined the Leger team in the summer of 2001.
Most Memorable Experience
One evening with several friends I drove up to ANZAC in order to visit a small cemetery called ‘The Nek’ it is located a short distance north of Quinn's Post. The Nek overlooks Suvla Bay just north of ANZAC where the British landed on 6th August.
It was attacked by the Australians, but was never retaken. This attack was imortalised in the final frames of the film ‘Gallipoli’ made in the 1980s starring Mel Gibson. With only the sound of the breeze rustling in the pine trees that grow all around the ridge we watched the sunset until it disappeared into the Aegean Sea.