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Episode 3

Episode 3 of 4

Dan Snow uncovers the history of WWII in Northern Ireland. He travels to RAF Cluntoe where crew were trained to fly missions, and reveals how the Battle of the Atlantic ended.

In our third and final episode of Dig WW2, historian Dan Snow travels to Lough Foyle to dive on a Flying Fortress that never made it on a bombing raid. Unearthing stories of the crew, we hear how they miraculously survived the crash helped by a local woman and her sailboat. He then heads to the shores of Lough Neagh where, at RAF Cluntoe, pilots and crew were trained for flying missions all over Europe. Finally, he reveals the climactic end of the Battle of the Atlantic on the River Foyle docks, where the German navy surrendered their U-boat fleet and from where they set out to be sunk off Malin Head. Dan returns to this U-boat graveyard to dive on one very special submarine, which could have spelled victory over Germany, but arrived just too late.

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Fri 11 Oct 2013 19:00

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Credits

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

Broadcasts

  • Mon 28 May 2012 21:00
  • Wed 29 Aug 2012 19:00
  • Fri 31 Aug 2012 19:00
  • Thu 27 Sep 2012 19:00
  • Wed 3 Oct 2012 02:45
  • Fri 11 Oct 2013 19:00