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Erik Jellema (1961) spent 40 years in the Dutch Royal Army as an infantryman, mainly fulfilling functions in the so-called “forest edge”. His interest in the Second World War started at the age of 13 because of a booklet about the Battle of Arnhem. Throughout his career he has been able to use military history as a teaching resource to help soldiers better understand the military profession. Following the mission to Srebrenica (1994) he wrote the book “First In”. With two colleagues he published the book Tactics to Understand (and the translation “Tactics made Easy”). Over the past 20 years, he has developed and carried out Battlefieldtours in syndicate form with a group of former military personnel. Erik is also a guide at the VVAM (Friends of the Airborne Museum). If possible, he takes special guests and/or veterans’ relatives in his 1944 Willy’s jeep. This gives an extra dimension to following in the footsteps of units or individuals.