Buried Alive

Thursday, November 20
9:00 pm ET/PT

In 1916, Canadian soldiers suffer more than 24,000 casualties during the Somme Campaign. and were tasked with assaulting the fiercely defended German position known as “Regina Trench”. The Trench Detectives excavate, uncovering a treasure trove of artifacts, including a German mess tin with a name scratched repeatedly on its sides. The team identifies its owner. Remarkably, before the war he was a miner and a grave digger—famous in his family for a morbid fear of being buried alive and an obsession with putting his name on all his personal belongings.

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