Peter Barton is a historian, archaeologist and film-maker. He authored The Battlefields of the First World War after researching the forgotten Imperial War Museum panorama archive for eight years. His other books include The Somme, Passchendaele, and Arras. He continues to lead an ongoing project to recover, interpret and publish all surviving battlefield panoramas.
Barton has also led several major excavations on the Western Front, and produced the critically acclaimed documentary films The Underground War, The Soldiers' Pilgrimage and Conviction. He is secretary of the All Party Parliamentary War Graves and Battlefields Heritage Group.