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Dan Snow investigates the history of WWII in Northern Ireland. He learns the story of the most successful U-boat hunter of all time, and dives to the wreck of the famed U-155.

In the first episode of Dig WW2, historian Dan Snow investigates the history of the Second World War in Northern Ireland, participating in archaeological digs and dives of military sites across the country. He discovers the gripping story of the Northern Irish pilot who became the most successful U-boat hunter of all time.

He also dives to the wreck of the famed U-155 and reveals the essential role that Belfast's Harland and Wolff had in developing the famous Churchill Tank, fundamental to the march of the North Irish Horse to capture Rome. Meanwhile, in Donegal, a major excavation reveals the 70-year-old Spitfire flown by US pilot Bud Wolfe, who was forced to bail out just minutes after leaving RAF Eglington, now City of Derry Airport.

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Wed 14 Aug 2013 19:00

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Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Dan Snow
Producer John Hayes Fisher
Executive Producer John Farren

Broadcasts

  • Mon 14 May 2012 21:00
  • Mon 27 Aug 2012 19:00
  • Tue 28 Aug 2012 19:00
  • Tue 18 Sep 2012 01:45
  • Mon 24 Sep 2012 19:00
  • Wed 14 Aug 2013 19:00