The Forgotten Gunners Of WWI: A Time Team Special

4:40pm Sunday, November 11 on C4

Belton House near Grantham may be one of Britain’s finest stately homes but during World War I, the grounds were home to thousands of men training for frontline duties. It was where the Machine Gun Corps was created and its troops were trained. Today almost nothing is visible above ground. Tony Robinson and the Team have quite a task to locate the hundreds of barrack blocks, kitchen blocks, roads, social centres and shooting ranges. To the Team’s relief, the dig is rich in finds, and they uncover stories of young men who went so bravely to their deaths.

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