Discover German side of the Somme at Herts at War lecture

Peter Barton

Peter Barton - Credit: Archant

Military historian and television personality Peter Barton is giving a lecture next week as part of the Herts at War series.

Peter Barton

Peter Barton - Credit: Archant

He will be speaking on the little-known German perspective of World War One’s Battle of the Somme from 7.30pm next Wednesday, January 18, at the University of Herts’ de Havilland campus in Hatfield.

Peter is regarded as one of the top historians in the field of military history, having led many of the most important investigations and battlefield archaeological digs in recent generations.

His talk will introduce new evidence and images to the public domain for the first time, the result of his recent work in German archives as part of a ground-breaking BBC series.

It is part of the free lecture series organised by Hertfordshire’s Great War centenary organisation, Herts at War.


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Dan Hill, of Herts at War, said: “We are delighted to welcome yet another globally renowned historian to the Herts at War series to help raise awareness of the Great War and to tell some of the lesser known history around the subject.

“It is a real source of pride to bring such eminent names to our county to share their research and to share their fascinating insights into such an important and emotive subject.”

Places are limited and those wishing to attend must reserve their ticket via here.

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