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Episode 2

Episode 2 of 4

Dan Snow uncovers the history of WWII in Northern Ireland. He learns the story of the Empire Heritage, a cargo ship that was sunk off Malin Head during the Battle of the Atlantic.

In our second episode of Dig WW2, Dan Snow heads out to sea to hear the story of the Empire Heritage, a cargo ship filled with Sherman Tanks sunk off Malin Head during the Battle of the Atlantic in 1944. Staying on the water, he visits an RAF Flying Boat Base on Lough Erne, where he gets to fly in an original WW2 Catalina, an aircraft built for hunting U-boats. Dan also gets to hear some of the stories which bring a personal aspect to his discoveries, visiting a group of experts intent on discovering the unknown identities of bodies of Second World War soldiers and finally bringing closure to their families all these years later.

1 hour

Last on

Thu 15 Aug 2013 19:00

Credits

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

Broadcasts

  • Mon 21 May 2012 21:00
  • Tue 28 Aug 2012 19:00
  • Wed 29 Aug 2012 19:00
  • Tue 25 Sep 2012 02:20
  • Wed 26 Sep 2012 19:00
  • Thu 15 Aug 2013 19:00