Tracing Great War Ancestors - Finding Uncle Bill

14/02/2011
  |  Buy to Own: 14/02/2011
  |  76 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC

Synopsis

Documentary about tracing ancestors from the Great War. Never before have so many resources been available to the family historian, both online and locally. However, the past dearth of easily accessible material has now been replaced by a blizzard of information that needs its own skills to navigate. In this film, expert genealogist Simon Fowler helps Richard Hone to trace his great uncle William Pye, uncovering 'Uncle Bill's' war experiences from his first battle at Loos via the Somme and Passchendaele to his last battle and lost grave in the Ypres Salient.

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