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Eugenie Brooks - Guide

Eugenie has a great military family background. Her father was a decorated Spitfire and Hurricane pilot in WWII; and her grandfather, also highly decorated, was an ‘Old Contemptible’ in the 1st Battalion Rifle Brigade Machine Gun Section, serving throughout the Great War. Two great-uncles were killed during the Great War, another a POW in Germany and it is from this family history that her interest in military history and the importance of Remembrance and respect grew from an early age.

Prior to guiding, Eugenie worked for the Commonwealth War Graves Commission before serving for 33 years in the Police, retiring from the Metropolitan Police Royalty Protection Department as a firearms supervisor in 2014. During her time in the police, Eugenie arranged and led numerous battlefield tours for colleagues to pay their respects, tracing their relatives who fell during war. She has led many tours to Normandy, the Western Front, Belgium, Poland and in the UK and has conducted recces for tours of Myanmar, Thailand, Singapore and India prior to COVID. Her groups have included family groups visiting their relatives' graves after researching their stories, school groups, adults, military groups both adults and cadets and numerous veterans’ groups.

Eugenie enjoys introducing people to the battlefields, bringing them to life, telling the stories of the men and women who are buried and commemorated there and making it all relevant to her audience, ensuring that the sacrifice of so many is never forgotten by this and future generations. She is a member of our ITG Realities of War guide team.

Fields of Expertise:

First World War, Second World War, Holocaust