More than a year ago, viewers of Forgotten Weapons stepped up and were instrumental in successfully funding the Dig Hill 80 project – an archaeological excavation of a remarkably intact series of trenches from Wrold War One in the town of Wytschaete, Belgium. Through the spring and summer of 2018 the dig took place, with limited time before construction of housing was scheduled to begin on the site. The final Presentation of Findings was made in late 2018, showing the history that had been uncovered. I was privileged to be able to attend the presentation in London on November 12th, and am proud to be able to share that presentation here for you.
If you were not involved before and would still like to help, the project is still accepting donations to finish cataloging and publications – there were many more human remains recovered than expected, and that pulled a lot of money out of other parts of the project budget.