Finding the Fallen
Season 2
Combining history and archaeology, Finding the Fallen follows a team of “trench detectives” as they trace artifacts and personal possessions found on Europe’s battlefields back to the soldiers who once owned them. Among the moving stories this season: evidence of the WWI cavalry charge that decimated a Canadian unit, and the discovery of a German hostage’s diary.
Episodes
Ep 1
Barnardo Boy
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Ep 2
Man & Horse
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Ep 3
Secret Trench
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Ep 4
Codename "Tank"
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Ep 5
Buried Alive
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Ep 6
The Rings
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Ep 7
Silent Witness
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Ep 8
Highland Warrior
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Barnardo Boy
The team begin a search for the tight-knit band of brothers who fought at "Hill 70", revealing the name of a Canadian soldier who lead the group into battle. (1 of 8)
Man & Horse
The team discover evidence of a desperate act of bravery that stopped the German advance in 1918, but decimated the ranks of a Canadian cavalry unit. (2 of 8)
Secret Trench
A mystery is uncovered in a once beautiful Belgian village that played a critical role in the final days of the First World War. (3 of 8)
Codename "Tank"
The Trench Detectives discover the shattered remnants of a tank and trace its identity, from birth to death in battle. (4 of 8)
Buried Alive
In 1916, Canadian soldiers suffered more than 24,000 casualities when they were tasked with assaulting the German position known as the Regina Trench. The Trench Detectives excavate it and discover a treasure trove of artifacts. (5 of 8)
The Rings
During World War I, many of the dead were lost or simply dumped into shallow graves. The Trench Detectives attempt to identify a body buried with care on a battlefield where tens of thousands of soldiers died in 1915. (6 of 8)
Silent Witness
The Trench Detectives discover the diary of a French nobleman whose hunting lodge was taken over by German forces during World War I. (7 of 8)
Highland Warrior
September 1915 saw the first massive Allied attack on the German positions in Belgium. The Trench Detectives attempt to identify the remains of one of those soldiers lost in battle. (8 of 8)