Welcome to this webpage

My name is Gregory Celerse. I was born and raised in Lille, Northern France. I am a history buff but my favorite period covers both WW1 and WW2.  Discover this website, my various activities and my passions related to the rich history of my area.

Heart of Lille, Nord (courtesy : Gregory Celerse)

I have been doing historical research since 2005 and I am the writer of four books. My works cover the Gestapo in Northern France during WW2 but also the true story of the largest evacuation of Jews from a train to Auschwitz. This story took place on September 11, 1942 in Fives – a neighborhood of Lille.

Australian Memorial Park, Fromelles.

I also organize tours of the battlefields of WW& and WW2. Please refer to the different content pages related to the tours. They will allow you to discover the battlefields with a tour guide and perhaps find the grave of a relative lost during WW1.