Battlefield Mysteries

Fridays From 15th January, 9.00pm

The fog of war can persist for long after a conflict has ended, shrouding exact details behind gun-smoke and time. Battlefield Mysteries attempts to discover the truth behind four of the greatest enigmas from 20th Century conflicts. The death of SS Hauptsturmführer Michael Wittmann, one of the Nazis’ greatest tank aces with 168 tank kills to his name, has been an enduring controversy for almost 70 years. Historian Norm Christian and his team head back to Normandy to determine whether it was a British tank, a British Typhoon fighter or a Canadian tank unit that finally put paid to ‘The Black Baron’. Plus Norm’s team also travel to the south of Madrid to try to uncover the fate of hundreds of men from the International Brigades that fought in the Spanish Civil War. Can they find these lost graves?

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