Never before have so many resources been available to the family
historian tracing your English Great War ancestors, both online and locally but the
past dearth of easily accessible material has now been replaced by a
blizzard of information that needs its own skills to navigate. Expert
genealogist Simon Fowler shows Richard Hone the ropes, with some
Armed with details of Richard's great uncle
William Pye's service between 1914 and 1918, the film sets out with
battlefield historian Tim Saunders to 'Find Uncle Bill' and trace his
war on the Western Front to his death just weeks before the Armistice.
Their journey takes them from his first battle at Loos, via the Somme
and Passchendaele, to his last battle and lost grave in the Ypres
In the final past of the DVD, entitled 'Uncle Bill's Medals', Richard visists Phil Mussel, editor of 'Medal News Magazine' who explains which campaign medals that the five million British and Empire soldiers who
fought in the Great War would have been entitled to as a result of their
Special features include*: Printable family tree planner, full colour magazine and book extracts, and exclusive Pen & Sword Vouchers. (*requires DVD-ROM enabled Mac or PC).