Sites of particular interest to me

Cycling the Battlefields – come and cycle the Western Front with me

Western Front Footsteps – annual coach tour to the battlefields with myself and Clive Burlton 

La Boisselle Study Group – A detailed long-term archaeological and historical study to help promote the perpetual preservation of a unique segment of First World War battlefield in the village of La Boisselle, Somme.

Tunnellers Memorial – a permanent memorial to Sapper William Hackett VC and the RE Tunnelling Companies of the Great War – unveiled 19 June 2010


Arras: The Spring 1917 Offensive in Panoramas Including Vimy Ridge and Bullecourt by Peter Barton with Jeremy Banning

The Somme: The Unseen Panoramas (2011 version) by Peter Barton with Jeremy Banning

The Battlefields of the First World War by Peter Barton with Jeremy Banning

Great War websites of use

Imperial War Museum – a fantastic place to start

Historial de la Grande Guerre – often overlooked but brilliant museum at Peronne on the Somme. Well worth a visit.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission – searchable database of all killed in WW1 & WW2

The Tank of Flesquieres Official Website – Philippe Gorzcynski’s excellent site on all things related to his Mark IV Tank, D51 “Deborah”

RAMC – the Royal Army Medical Corps in the Great War. Barbara Janman’s wonderful database of all things RAMC

New Zealand Tunnelling Company – a site that is truly a labour of love – created and managed by Anthony Byledbal

Mark Banning Battlefield Tours – my eldest brother’s website. A terrific guide for any battlefield tour.

Official site of the Last Post Association – the 8pm daily tribute under the Menin Gate, Ypres

The Tank Memorial Ypres Salient – a great site with lots of information about the use of tanks in the salient. The memorial was unveiled at Poelkapelle in October 2009 and was organised by a dedicated band of enthusiasts. Well worth a visit!

Great War Forum – the busiest WW1 forum on the net

The Western Front Association – a most worthy organisation founded in 1980 furthering study into the Great War. The site has a very quiet forum too.


Jacob Stow – highly recommended freelance web design & graphic design

Battlefield Design – excellent graphic designer I have been using for years