We worked with the team at Dig Hill 80 to bring the final details of a little known WWI battlefield to light.
The formidable trench fortification on top of a hill near the city of Ypres in Flanders has been revealed as the final resting place for 130 soldiers on both sides of the conflict – some as young as 15.
Dig Hill 80 launched a crowd-funding campaign to get the dig started and created a film that tells you more…
Thousands of fascinating artefacts including religious paraphernalia, rare pistols and even a can of historic antacid have been uncovered by the dig – painting a unique picture of some of the realities of life at war.
The entirely crowd funded excavation drew to a close this week and the process of formal identification and repatriation is now underway. The team on site were proud to not leave a single fallen soldier behind.
Coverage was achieved on BBC Breakfast, where Patron Al Murray spoke in detail about the project.