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Dig WWII BBCTV Tie-in to the Series Presented by Dan Snow by Jean Hood
  

Dig WWII BBCTV Tie-in to the Series Presented by Dan Snow

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This is not just a book about the Second World War: it allows us to engage fully in our history. Illustrated with special photography from the series, as well as archival images and artefacts.

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Dig WWII BBCTV Tie-in to the Series Presented by Dan Snow by Jean Hood

Military archaeology is amongst the newest academic disciplines and is also one of the fastest growing. The BBC TV series Dig WWII will be using this discipline to examine some of the most compelling stories of the Battle of the Atlantic, the Battle of Britain and the Battle for Europe to provide fresh insights and understanding into our dramatic fight for survival. There will be perilous dives onto a tank graveyard and a sunken U-boat; the recovery of a crashed Spitfire from a Northern Irish bog; and an exploration of the tunnels and bunkers on a D-Day beach. Each story has personal testimony from veterans who were there. The series is made by the same team who made Dig 1940 for BBC1, which achieved nearly 5 million viewers for its opening episode. Author Jean Hood looks into all these stories, revealing the scientific breakthroughs, such as DNA profiling that has allowed families to identify loved ones, as well as the dangers inherent in diving to 130 metres and digging in a peat bog, while providing broader discussion on the themes in the programmes within a wider framework of the war in Europe.

About the Author

Jean Hood is an acclaimed writer and historian. She formerly worked as Information Officer at Lloyd's Register of Shipping, and has published widely on maritime and naval subjects. Her work typically focuses on human stories of conflict and tragedy, incorporating eyewitness accounts and detailed research to cast new light on historical incidents. Her first non-fiction book, Marked for Misfortune, concerned the wreck of the East Indiaman Winterton. She is also the author of Trafalgar Square, Come Hell and High Water (published in paperback as Wreck) and the highly-praised anthologies Submarine and Carrier. Her latest project, War Correspondent, accompanies a major IWM exhibition and was published in May 2011.

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Publication date

30th November 1999

Author

Jean Hood

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www.jeanhood.co.uk
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Hardback

Categories

Biography / Autobiography
History
The Real World
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ISBN

9781844861507

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