Dr Eric G L Pinzelli was born and raised in the wilds of Western Canada then moved to Southern France to attend the University of Provence. He is fluent in English, French and Portuguese and Spanish and was trained in Intercomprehension by the now defunct Latin Union. He served in the French Marines in the early 1990s. Military history, geopolitics and archaeology are his main passions. In 1998 he was given the Military History Award as the best Military research work of the year in French Language and in 2003 he completed his PhD. He now lives in Greece, where he intends to stay.