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Title World War I's Tunnels of Death: Earthquaking The Ridge - Ep 2 Of 2 / Director: Fisher, John Hayes
Published Australia : SBS ONE, 2012
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Summary Following WWI's biggest archaeological dig at Messines in Belgium where a century later the ground is still littered with unexploded artillery shells and munitions. By 1917 German troops had been facing the British in trenches at Messines for almost three years. Archaeologists discover German tunnels - evidence of an underground war. A camera is lowered down a flooded German mineshaft to looking for remnants of this subterranean battleground because on one night here 19 bombs were detonated beneath German strongpoints killing 10,000 German soldiers in seconds and creating the biggest explosion that the world had ever seen. (Part 2 of 2) (From the UK) (Documentary) PG CC **Final**
Event Broadcast 2014-09-19 at 21:25:00
Notes Classification: PG
Subject Battlefields.
Messines, Battle of (Belgium : 1917)
War victims.
World War (1914-1918)
Tunnels -- Design and construction.
Form Streaming video
Author Fisher, John Hayes, director