'The Battle of the Somme - Challenging History' with Peter Barton

'The Battle of the Somme - Challenging History' with Peter Barton

From 25 May 2017 20:00 until 22:30

At Sonning Lane, Reading, RG4 6ST, UK

Posted by Niall Ferguson

niall.ferguson@ntlworld.com

Categories: Thames Valley , Branch talk

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Peter Barton—The Somme 1916

Peter Barton is an author and broadcaster. He has written extensively on the war above and below ground in Flanders and in May 2010 he carried out excavations at Mametz on the Somme which discovered pieces of a Livens Large Gallery Flame Projector. That resulted in an associated television programme, and in 2016 he wrote and fronted the three-part BBC documentary : ’The Somme—From Both Sides of the Wire’ .  Peter will expand on aspects of the Battle of the Somme mentioned in his recent television series using a great deal of additional material and previously unseen German material that the BBC were unwilling to include in the TV series. 

Troops advancing on the first day of the Somme


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