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Peter Barton
Peter Barton

[C]umbria’s Museum of Military Life in Carlisle Castle are very excited to announce that esteemed Military Historian Peter Barton will be visiting the museum as part of the Museum’s Lecture Season on Tuesday 11 October 2016.

Peter Barton is a First World War historian and author. His body of research includes finding hundreds of previously unseen panoramas, mass graves of soldiers and tunnel excavations. Barton’s research produced a panoramic collection that allows readers to view the battlefields from the Belgian coast and to the end of the British lines at the Somme. His recent three part documentary on the BBC, examined the First World War’s bloodiest battle from both German and British perspectives to tell a story that contradicts the many myths that have arisen over the past 100 years. The series received fantastic reviews as it examined the First World War’s bloodiest battle from both German and British perspectives.

Based upon his archival and archaeological research during the last twelve years, Peter Barton will show the scale of the challenge that lay ahead by revealing remarkable and unseen evidence from German primary sources relating to the Battle of the Somme.

Peter said: “I am delighted that I am visiting the Museum in October and look forward to viewing the Voices of the Somme Exhibition. My lecture will be Somme-associated and includes many aspects of my German primary research which were considered by the BBC as too sensitive to be included in the recent television series. The lecture will radically influence our understanding not only of the cataclysmic events of 1916, but the war itself.”

This talk will start at 6:00pm.

Entrance is strictly by ticket only.

Tickets are £10 each and can be booked by calling the Museum on (01228) 532774 or email: [email protected] or online www.CumbriasMuseumofMilitaryLife.org.

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