James Holland is an internationally acclaimed and award-winning historian, writer and broadcaster and one of the leading authorities in the world on the Second World War.
The author of the best-selling Fortress Malta, Battle of Britain, Dam Busters, and The War in the West, he has also written nine works of historical fiction, five of which feature the heroic Jack Tanner, a soldier of the Second World War, as well as the acclaimed novel, A Pair of Silver Wings, on which he based his screenplay.
James is also author of RAF100: The Official Story, and is currently working on a major new history of the Normandy campaign for D-Day 75. He regularly appears on television, and has written and presented the BAFTA-shortlisted films, Battle of Britain and Dam Busters, as well as the Battle for Malta, Cold War, Hot Jets, and Normandy 44, and is one of the mainstays of the globally successful series, Nazi Megastructures, watched in 172 territories by over 50 million people every episode.
James has also led a number of battlefield studies for the British Army and is Chair and Programme Director of the Chalke Valley History Festival, the largest festival dedicated to history. He also presents the Chalke Valley History Hit podcast, and he has his own collection at the Imperial War Museum. He is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society and a recipient of the Air League’s Scott Farnie Medal.