Factual Specials

WWI: Finding the Lost Battalions

The bodies of over 900,000 World War I soldiers were never found or identified. This documentary special embarks on a journey to discover the story behind some of these forgotten soldiers, those with no grave, who are remembered collectively as “Unknown Soldiers”.

In an astonishing discovery made in 2009, 250 of these men were found in six un-marked mass graves in Fromelles, a tiny village in Northern France. This is the story of the journey to recover them, reveal their identities and give them the military burial that they never had when they fell 90 years before.

Broadcaster:Channel 4
Distributor:Endemol Worldwide Distribution
Genre:Factual Specials
Format:1 x 60 min
Production year:2010
Executive Producer:Julian Ware
Produced by:Janice Sutherland, Nacressa Swan, Simon Young
Directed by:Janice Sutherland