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Finding the Fallen
Season 1
At the end of the Great War, nearly two million soldiers were missing, presumed dead. Almost a century later, the battlegrounds of France and Belgium are surrendering their secrets. This five-part series follows a team of archaeologists, historians and forensic experts as they work to identify unknown soldiers and finally lay them to rest. Each episode focuses on an archaeological dig at the site of a major battle. Clothing, personal effects, ammunition and army issue equipment all form part of the puzzle. From evidence of the first WWI trenches to the identification of a soldier in Hitler’s regiment, the series uncovers hidden details of combat and the heartbreaking personal stories that go with it.
Episodes
Ep 1
Ypres 1914 - The First Trench
Watch January 5, 4:00am
Ep 2
Serre 1915 - Brothers in Death
Watch January 12, 4:00am
Ep 3
Loos 1915 - The Underground War
Watch January 19, 4:00am
Ep 4
Beaumont Hamel 1916 - the Wounded
Watch January 26, 4:00am
Ep 5
Passchendaele 1917 - Drowning in Mud
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Ypres 1914 - The First Trench
A team of archaeologists, historians and forensic experts discover evidence of the first trenches of the Great War. In the process they unearth the partial remains of three German soldiers who fought and died here. (1 of 5)
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Fri Jan 5, 4:00am
Serre 1915 - Brothers in Death
The remains of three soldiers are discovered by the team and they determine that one was British and the other two were German. (2 of 5)
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Fri Jan 12, 4:00am
Loos 1915 - The Underground War
Tunnels and craters in the heart of a French coalfield hide horrors from World War I. The team excavate the lip of a gigantic crater that was created by a massive underground explosion. (3 of 5)
Additional Broadcast Dates:
Fri Jan 19, 4:00am
Beaumont Hamel 1916 - the Wounded
The team travel to the front lines of the Battle of the Somme looking for evidence of what happened that day. (4 of 5)
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Fri Jan 26, 4:00am
Passchendaele 1917 - Drowning in Mud
As the team unearth the remains of a complex trench system, they discover one of the first modern wristwatches - a technological innovation that was born of war. (5 of 5)