Warfare in News
Posted on Wednesday 10th February
Robertshaw has frequented museums since he was little. At the age of 5 he was able to climb down into a ditch at the Yorkshire Museum for his first attempt at some archaeology. Finding a woman in a hole, he was invited to 'have a go', and 'found' a collection of Roman beads.
Since then he has been hooked and has continued working as a battlefield archaeologist, broadcaster and author. It has not been without is risks or difficulties, from finding unstable munitions and gas cylinders but has been incredibly rewarding. Robertshaw's projects have led him to find and identify five 'missing' bodies and give them the burial they deserved.
His book, like the name of his talk, Digging the Trenches is available from Pen & Sword Books.
Tickets for the talk can be found by visiting, www.nam.ac.uk.
Digging the Trenches(Hardback - 207 pages)
by Andrew Robertshaw
'The book is an excellent introduction to the subject, covering how archaeology is carried out, what it can tell us about the conditions in the front, and ending with poignant tales of four men whose remains were uncovered in the course of archaeological digs….Digging the Trenches is essential reading and unlikely to be displaced as the best single accessible book on the archaeology of the Western Front for years to come.' Gary Sheffield, Military Illustrated
Of further interest...
RANDOLPH CHURCHILL FOLLOWS IN WINSTON'S FOOTSTEPSFri 22nd April
With Winston Churchill at the Front is the new release from Frontline Books. It follows the story of Winston Churchill on the front line in 1916, as told my his Adjutant Andrew Dewar Gibb. Read article...
Greenhill Books RelaunchWed 9th November
Greenhill Books and Pen and Sword Books have announced a joint project to relaunch the Greenhill Books list. Read article...
The Writing of The First Day on the SommeThu 27th June
Bestselling First World War writer Martin Middlebrook tells the story of how his journey from 'accidental author' to multi-published military authority. Read article...