The Somme: Secret Tunnel Wars

Mar 10, 2024 | History, Military/War, Videos

Deep beneath the Somme battlefield lies one of the great secrets of the First World War, an extensive network of subterranean tunnels known as the ‘Lost Underground Battlefield’. These tunnels were created by British troops between 1914 and 1916 in a desperate attempt to break through German lines, but have remained largely undiscovered for over a century.

This long forgotten underground battlefield is now being explored for the first time in nearly 100 years by historian Peter Barton and an archaeological team. Centered on the small French village of La Boisselle in Picardy, these winding galleries are thought to extend for several kilometres and are still filled with danger. Over 120 men died in attempts to undermine the nearby German lines during WWI, and their remains still rest within this hidden labyrinth.

Now, a new documentary delves deep into this forgotten chapter of history and explores the secrets that lie within these hidden passages. Following historian Peter Barton, viewers will have their chance to explore these lost tunnels for themselves – discovering what was once used as a tomb for so many brave soldiers. This remarkable documentary offers an unparalleled insight into this little-known aspect of World War I, and provides a fascinating opportunity to uncover its hidden secrets.

For those interested in WWI history or archaeology, this documentary is unmissable viewing – offering a unique glimpse into one of the great secrets of WWI. With unprecedented access to this lost underground battlefield, viewers are sure to be captivated by this exploration into one of WWI’s greatest mysteries – don’t miss your chance to watch it today!

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