Norman Cross, Cambridgeshire: Death and Dominoes - The First PoW Camp

Series 17 - Episode 4 Norman Cross, Cambridgeshire: Death and Dominoes - The First PoW Camp

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Summary

Tony Robinson and the archaeologists excavate the site of the world's first purpose-built PoW camp, which was constructed to incarcerate 7,000 of Napoleon's troops in 1797 at Norman Cross in Cambridgeshire. The team is particularly interested in locating the cemetery where more than 2,000 inmates were buried after dying from diseases contracted in the camp - and their search leads them to discover how degraded prisoners' lives could be.

Cast & Crew

Presenter Tony Robinson
Director Michael Douglas
Executive Producer Philip Clarke
Producer Michael Douglas
Series Producer Tim Taylor
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