WWI’s Tunnels of Death – Episode 2

In Messines, the archaeological dig has uncovered some of the best preserved WW1 trenches, bunkers and tunnels ever discovered in Flanders. As the diggers risk their lives among the unexploded shells, hand grenades and bullets that still litter the ground just inches under the surface, military historians colour in the picture of exactly what happened here.

At Messines, the archaeological dig continues and focuses at events in 1917, when the British attempted to undermine German strong points along the ridge in an attempt to break the stalemate of trench warfare.

2 x 60’ Channel 5, PBS, Arte, BBC Worldwide