Nigel Steel is head of the Imperial War Museum's Research and Information Department. He and Peter Hart have collaborated on several titles, including works such as Defeat at Gallipoli and Jutland 1916. Peter Hart is the chair of Irish studies at the Memorial University of Newfoundland in Canada and an award-winning author. His publications include the prize-winning The I.R.A. and Its Enemies and Mick: The Real Michael Collins.