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Professor Gary Sheffield is Chair of War Studies at the University of Wolverhampton and he is a leading authority on the First World War. Previously he has held Chairs at the University of Birmingham and King's College London, and was a lecturer at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. He is President of the International Guild of Battlefield Guides, and a Vice-President of the Western Front Association. He has published widely, especially on the First World War, and contributes to many newspapers, journals and magazines, and frequently broadcasts on television and radio. Among his books are The Chief: Douglas Haig and the British Army, The War Studies Reader, Douglas Haig: War Diaries and Letters 1914-1918, The Somme, Forgotten Victory: