With a lifelong interest in the Great War, Peter toured the Western Front from the late 1960s.
He was one of the first to graduate with distinction from the MA in British First World War studies from the University of Birmingham in 2006 and obtained his PhD there under the supervision of Professors John Bourne and Peter Simkins in 2013.
The First World War
With his professional background, one of Peter’s main interests is in both the individuals who fought and the ways in which they coped.
His major study of infantry battalion commanders is now available in print.