Jeremy Banning BEng (Hons), MA

Welcome to my website. I am a military historian and researcher specialising in the First World War. Principal interests are the Battle of Arras and underground tunnel warfare.

I have collaborated on a number of books along with acting as principal researcher for many others as well as BBC television and radio documentaries. I have an in-depth knowledge of the archives. Last year I showed Hugh Dennis around the battlefields for the BBC’s ‘Who Do You Think You Are?’ and have worked on various Time Team Specials.

I am a founder member of the La Boisselle Study Group conducting archaeological and historical investigation into a small area of preserved battlefield and worked on BBC Four’s The Somme: Secret Tunnel Wars (May 2013).  Over the past year I have been working on Writers of the Somme, a documentary telling the story of the battle through the experiences and words of the poets and writers who took part.