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WWI's Tunnels of Death: The Big Dig

S1-E2 Earthquaking the Ridge

S1-E2 Earthquaking the Ridge

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The conclusion of the documentary about the dig exploring First World War battlefields near Messines in Belgium. Among the discoveries made by Simon Verdegem and his team are a cupboard full of German stick grenades, a case of British machine-gun bullets, artillery shells and hundreds of rounds of ammunition. Battlefield specialist Johan Vandewalle and his crew lower a camera more than 60ft down a German mineshaft - close to where one of the world's largest unexploded bombs is believed to be located. Benedict Cumberbatch narrates.

Cast & Crew

Narrator Benedict Cumberbatch
Executive Producer John Farren
Series Director John Hayes Fisher
Series Producer John Hayes Fisher


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