Jul 18, 2016

New BBC Two series: The Somme 1916 – From Both Sides of the Wire

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For the past 12-18 months I have been working as Historical Consultant on the three part BBC2 series, ‘The Somme 1916 – From Both Sides of the Wire’. Written and presented by my colleague Peter Barton, the series aims to show a previously neglected corroborative view of the battle, using material from the vast and mainly untapped German archives.
Programme website: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07lst9b

The first programme is tonight at 9pm on BBC2 with the other two at the same time on 25 July and 1 August.

Peter Barton - filming at Newfoundland Memorial Park, Beaumont Hamel

Peter Barton – filming at Newfoundland Memorial Park, Beaumont Hamel

Peter Barton – standing in the German lines in front of Montauban. Across these fields British soldiers and advanced and captured the village on 1 July 1916

Peter Barton – standing in the German lines in front of Montauban. Across these fields British soldiers and advanced and captured the village on 1 July 1916

2 Responses to “New BBC Two series: The Somme 1916 – From Both Sides of the Wire”

  1. Gareth Howell says:

    I came across this site whilst searching for background material to this programme. The programme provided a fascinating insight that I had not see before and I wondered if Peter had any plans to publish anything further about his researches in this area?

  2. Jeremy says:

    Hi Gareth,
    Many thanks for the comment. Yes, Peter is working on a book based on his research in the German archives. It does not focus solely on the Somme.
    No idea of publication date yet – it will be at least a year.
    All best,
    Jeremy


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