The Author

Dr Matthew Leonard B.A (Hons), M.A. PhD. is a conflict anthropologist and modern conflict archaeologist. He studied at the University of Bristol and his work explores the corporeal engagement with twentieth and twenty-first century conflict. His doctoral research focused on the subterranean worlds of the Western Front during the First World War and he continues to conduct regular archaeological and anthropological research in France and Belgium. Matthew is a member of the Durand Group and works with several commercial, academic and governmental organizations with regard to the centenary of the First World War. He has been widely published both commercially and academically and he has contributed to numerous television documentaries on various aspects of the First World War. A current PDF CV is available to download here

He can be contacted either by clicking here or via the Contact page and on Twitter @mgpleonard.

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