The Trench Detectives came across a body buried with particular care on a World War I battlefield where tens of thousands of soldiers died in 1915. As forensic scientists struggle to decipher the engravings on the soldier’s corroded ID tag, another team of experts teases apart a leather pouch the man was carrying; in it are three rings: a pair of matching rings each inscribed with a surname and a date, and a third ring that bears the Iron Cross, clearly keepsakes with meaning for this fallen soldier. An intensive investigation with many twists and turns finally yields the identity of the Fallen, bringing the Trench Detectives face-to-face with his descendants.
Length: 47 min.
Director: Elliot Halpern and Pauline Duffy
Producer: Elliot Halpern and Pauline Duffy, Yap Films
Producer Website: http://www.yapfilms.com
Distributor: Yap Films
Distributor Web site: http://www.yapfilms.com
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