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Peter Barton

Peter Barton is a historian, archaeologist and film-maker. He authored The Battlefields of the First World War after researching the forgotten Imperial War Museum panorama archive for eight years. His other books include The Somme, and Passchendaele.

He continues to lead an ongoing project to recover, interpret and publish all surviving battlefield panoramas - widely regarded as the 'missing link' for our full understanding of the First World War. He has since uncovered several equivalent unseen collections of panoramas in German archives, included here.

Barton has also led several major excavations on the Western Front, and produced the critically acclaimed documentary films The Underground War, The Soldiers' Pilgrimage and Conviction. He is co-secretary of the All Party Parliamentary War Graves and Battlefields Heritage Group.

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Author of THE SOMME, Peter Barton, appears on C4's Time Team Special

Peter Barton, author of Constable's THE SOMME, is to appear on C4's Time Team. Click headline for details.

Constable author Peter Barton's Somme documentary for BBC4

Constable author Peter Barton's fascinating BBC4 documentary 'The Somme: Secret Tunnel Wars' is available to view now on iplayer and will be broadcast this Sunday (26 May) if you missed the first broadcast this week. Recommended viewing from the expert military historian and writer Peter Barton. Click the headline for details.
Peter Barton