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Stephen Fisher

Born in Singapore, Stephen spent his early childhood on British Forces bases in Germany and his teens in the iconic World Heritage Site of Stonehenge. The combination of armored cars behind the school playground and the view of 4,000-year-old burial mounds from his bedroom window created a deep fascination with history, which he has made into his profession. Living inside a World Heritage Site led Stephen to take part in groundbreaking excavations in and around Stonehenge in 2007 and 2008 and, ever since then, his work has embraced archaeology and history and sharing the stories they tell. Specializing in military history and maritime archaeology, previous projects have included investigations into more than one thousand shipwrecks in the English Channel, including the extraordinary discovery of two German warships in the middle of a Royal Navy dockyard. Between 2019 and 2021 he was the historian and archaeologist during the restoration of the world’s last surviving Landing Craft Tank that served at Normandy during Operation Overlord. A recognized expert on D-Day, Stephen has extensively investigated the extent of surviving D-Day infrastructure on England’s south coast and the work of the landing craft that sailed from there. As well as researching elements of all periods of European history, he has also studied Far Eastern history and spent nearly four years living in Japan.

Stephen currently splits his time between Lindblad expeditions, archaeological surveys of England’s National Parks, and writing books. When he has the time, nothing pleases him more than hopping on his bicycle and cycling around Europe.