photo-1Paul Reed is a military historian and author who works in television. Paul first visited the WW1 Battlefields more than 35 years ago and lived on the Somme for a decade. His first book in 1997 was the now best-selling Walking The Somme and his First World War TV work includes numerous episodes of BBC Timewatch, BBC1’s My Family At WarWW1 Tunnels of Death, Jeremy Paxman’s Britain’s Great War (2014), Last Heroes of the Somme for Channel 4 (2016) as well as numerous TV and Radio news work over many years,

WW1 Revisited combines Paul’s love of photography and exploring the Great War battlefields.


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  1. Paul,

    Your photographs are breath-taking. I will be teaching a Great War class in the Fall, and I really want my students to see them. I would not, however, want to infringe on whatever copyright you have on the pictures. As your photos come over my Twitter feed, I have been copying them to Pinterest boards. If I use the software correctly, the Pinterest description box reads, for instance “Paul Reed ‏@sommecourt 4h I was here at the end of 450 miles of the Western Front looking up the steps of a German #WW1 bunker into a trench pic.twitter.com/Tzw4XOZ2Ln”

    Will that identification suffice? While my university uses a firewall that restricts course viewing to formally enrolled students, I have created a public WordPress site where my Pinterest boards are also viewable.

    Thank you for your marvelous work.

    George Vascik

    • That’s absolutely fine and thanks for your kind comments. I’m more than happy for you to use them like this. Keep up the great work in helping teach the next generation.

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  3. Dear Paul

    I am writing a short article on landscape architects, architects and their connection with the World Wars. In particular the contribution to war memorial design. The Lutyen’s design of the Thiepval war memorial is an important piece of work and your picture really captures its power and relationship with the landscape.

    Would you be OK with me using it in an article with your Photo credit – (photograph: Paul Reed, WW1Revisited.com). If accepted I would receive no payment for the article. I an writing it for a professional journal in Australia called Landscape Architecture Australia.

    Gareth Collins

      • Thank you Paul for all this fantastic history at just the click of a mouse, would much rather see it as you the expert sees it but… age creeps up on us all at some stage, and that is something we all must accept. Thanks Paul…x

  4. Dear Paul

    I have come across your wonderful photos while researching an exhibition on German prisoners of war in Britain. I would be very grateful for your permission to use the photo of Vauxbuin Cemetery at sunset in the exhibition, with the appropriate acknowledgement of course. The exhibition is a non-profit making event happening in North-West Leicestershire.

    Our particular interest is Gunther Pluschow, the German officer who escaped from Donington Hall and made it back to Germany. The only German in either world war to achieve that!

    Many thanks

    Steve Scotney
    Chair of Moira Furnace Museum Trust

  5. Hi Paul – I found you via Twitter and I think you have some really unique aerial content of such historic sites. I would love if if you considered using our site to upload and share with the rest of the drone community – it’s completely free. AirVuz is a new video and photo sharing platform, exclusively for drone and aerial content. We are building a community that connects users with drone enthusiasts, pilots, and companies and makes it easy to hire them for their projects. “Fund Me” and “Hire Me” features unrolled this week.

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  6. Hi Paul,

    Love the content and photos! WW1 is definitely a deeply fascinating part of history. I’m working on an artwork wherein I’m hoping to modify the first image on this page: https://ww1revisited.com/2014/11/28/champagne-ww1-trenches-at-massiges/

    The exhibition is non-commercial, and I’m looking to use photoshop to change the curve of the left side wall, and convert the photo into sepia to then use in a chroma-key app to drop viewers into it. I’d like your permission to use the image and credit you as the photographer in the show writeup.


  7. Hi Paul,
    I’m doing an art project (non-commercial installation piece) wherein I’m hoping to use the first photo on this page: https://ww1revisited.com/2014/11/28/champagne-ww1-trenches-at-massiges/

    If I could get your permission to use it, I’d like to give you credit in the exhibition notes. I’m looking to change the image quite a bit in photoshop… removing the curve in the wall, changing the perspective, and making it look like an archival image (blur, speia, etc.) . I’m playing with chroma-key software, and I’d like to make viewers’ image appear in the trench on a video screen.

  8. Hi Paul, I just wanted to follow up in case my request didn’t go through. I’m looking for your permission to use the first image on your page:1revisited.com/2014/11/28/champagne-ww1-trenches-at-massiges/ to be displayed on a video monitor as part of an upcoming non-commercial art installation exhibition. I’d of course credit you as the photographer of the source image. I’ve made some significant changes to the image to serve my purposes and cropped in on it quite a bit.

  9. Paul,

    Your collection is amazing! I love your work! I am currently working on a website for my dad & brother’s band, called “Trenchfoot” As a result of research, yours are some of the best photos I’ve seen of WW1 trenches. Would it be ok for me to use one or two on the site, giving you credit? I may need to modify them some in Photoshop (e.g. black and white, cropping), but would link to the originals. If you have a royalty fee or anything, please let me know. Thank you so much!

  10. Hi Paul,
    We are an educational resource supplier and have been asked to produce a WW1 Backdrop (150cm x 100cm) for use in the classroom. Your photos are amazing and would be a brilliant scene setter for this important topic of study. I would very much like to discuss the opportunity to use your image. Please contact me at michael@wildgoose.ac.

    Thanks in advance.

  11. Hi Paul,
    I’m currently preparing a unit of work for senior students on historical sites, focusing of World War 1. I would appreciate permission to use some of your photographs, with proper acknowledgement of course.

    Many thanks,


  12. Hi Paul my friend told me you find out more information on ww1 personal . I have my granddads medal ? Do you do such a thing?
    Please email me as I’m not on here very often
    Thanks darren

  13. Dear Paul,
    your photos are amazing, and I was wondering if I could use one to promote an upcoming concert in Australia in which sheet music brought home from the war will be sung, in amongst stories about local soldiers who lost the lives (Newcastle, Australia). Would that be okay?
    Many thanks

    David Banney

  14. Good afternoon, Mr Reed!
    My name is Joshua Daniels and I am currently studying a Masters in Public History at Royal Holloway, University of London. The Great War has interested me since I was a child and it’s people with passion like you have that got me into it.
    Coming from an ex-mining village and with this year being the centenary, I am making a programme on my course about miners/tunnellers during WW1 and would love a recorded interview on events such as the Somme or Messines if it would be no trouble? It can be in person or over the phone or skype or whatever is easiest. It would not be commercial and is for academic purposes only.

    Kind regards,

    Joshua Daniels

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