Historian’s National Memorial Arboretum talk to lift the lid on life for soldiers in the Battle of the Somme

Military historian Andrew Robertshaw will lift the lid on the lives of those who fought in the Battle of the Somme at a talk in Alrewas.

The event on Saturday (August 27) forms part of the National Memorial Arbortum’s centenary commemorations.

A spokesperson said: “Andrew’s hands-on experimental approach to history draws on years of experience and archaeological research, which has seen him work in senior management roles at both the The Royal Logistics Corps Museum and the National Army Museum, as well as in the capacity of Honorary Lecturer at the Institute of Archaeology at the University College London.

“His extensive knowledge has also enabled him to act as the lead historical consultant and military historian on many television sets, his credits include the BBC’s Who Do You Think You Are?, Tony Robinson’s World War I and the 2011 blockbuster film War Horse.”

The talk takes place at 2pm in the Rose Room. Admission is £3 in advance or £4 on the day. To book, call 01283 245100.

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