Mat McLachlan in the Media 

Mat is a leading war historian and battlefield guide, and has spent more than 20 years following in the footsteps of troops who fought and died on battlefields around the world. He is an author, TV presenter and historical consultant to some of the biggest names in media.

Ypres 1917

Historian Mat McLachlan explores the town of Ypres, scene of some of the bloodiest fighting of the First World War. In this exclusive documentary, Mat explores the rebuilt Cloth Hall, a chapel that was built as a shrine to lost soldiers, the Menin Gate Memorial with its 54,000 names of missing soldiers, secret rooms in the town’s ramparts, a beautiful waterside cemetery and a very special commemoration service that has been held every night for nearly a century.

WWI: Behind the Lines

Join historian Mat McLachlan as he explores key sites from behind the old front lines of the First World War. In this exclusive documentary, Mat explores headquarters where generals planned battles, an underground city covered in WWI graffiti, an improvised studio where thousands of soldiers were photographed, an unusual military cemetery and a partly destroyed chateau that once housed wounded soldiers.

Walking the Battle of the Somme

Join historian Mat McLachlan as he explores key sites from one of the bloodiest battles of the First World War, the Battle of the Somme, including Hawthorne Ridge Crater, the Newfoundland Memorial Park, Le Tommy Cafe, Pozieres and the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing.

Historian Mat McLachlan Showreel

Mat McLachlan: historian, author and TV presenter.

Remembrance Day 2018 – The Project

In this moving tribute to the Australians who fell during World War One, Mat speaks of the shock the young nation felt at the time. As Mat describes it, “We’d never had so many people go off to fight, and so many of them die.”

How to Visit the D-Day Battlefields of Normandy

Battlefield historian Mat McLachlan gives you all the information you need to plan a visit to the D-Day battlefields of Normandy. Mat will show you how to get there, where to stay and what to see on your once-in-a-lifetime journey to Normandy!

Five-Minute History: How Did WW1 Start?

Battlefield Historian Mat McLachlan explains how a squabble between minor European nations plunged the world into one of the most destructive wars in history. All this and more, in only five minutes!

Travel Daily TV

Travel Daily TV’s Barry Matheson spoke exclusively with Mat McLachlan about his range of battlefield tours in Europe, the Pacific and Asia.

Brief history on Gallipoli landings

Mat McLachlan provides a brief history on the Gallipoli landings

Guadalcanal Epic Drone Footage!

Aerial footage of the Guadalcanal battlefields (Solomon Islands). Bloody Ridge, Alligator Creek, Japanese Memorial, Kinugawa Maru wreck and more!