Sites of particular interest to me

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

Constable & Robinson – publishers of many fine books since 1795 including the five panorama books in assocation with the Imperial War Museum

Tommies Guides – the WW1 & WW2 Military Book Specialists. A great site from Ryan Gearing

TV Work

The Somme’s Secret Weapon – a “Time Team Special” broadcast in April 2011. UK version  of ‘Breathing Fire’ made by Canadian production company, Cream Productions.

Vampir Dugout – a “Time Team Special” broadcast in November 2008. I worked closely on all stages of this project.

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

Hellfire Corner – Tom Morgan’s Great War site with countless articles and stories. Over 2 million visitors can’t be wrong!

Wellington Quarry, Arras – visit one of the series of underground caves used by the British Army prior to and during the Arras offensive

New Zealand Tunnelling Company – a site that is truly a labour of love – created and managed by Anthony Byledbal, PhD Student at the University of Artois, Arras

Stephen Kerr’s marvellous photo site – there are some wonderful photographs of the Great War battlefields on here. Well worth looking in the Articles/Events of interest section as a great link to modern panoramic shots of the Western Front.

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

Richard van Emden – World War I expert & author – great site with priceless extracts from veterans. He is a good friend of mine too.

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.

All-Party War Heritage  Group – consisting of Members from both Houses and exists to promote and support the protection, conservation and interpretation of war graves, war memorials and battlefield sites


Jacob Stow – highly recommended freelance web design & graphic design