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Online archaeology talk video: Bullecourt – the Search for Tanks

January 28, 2021

This talk, given by Alex Sotheran, Archaeology Advisor for the Ministry of Defence, focuses on recent (2017, 2018 & 2019) excavations at Bullecourt, in France where Mark II tanks attacked German positions whilst supporting Australian soldiers in 1917. The site was excavated and revealed some surprising and clear evidence for the tank attack which over turned the previous commentary about the battle. The project was also staffed by volunteers made up of ex-forces veterans suffering from various physical injuries and PTSD and helped their recovery through the Operation Nightingale programme of archaeological works.

You can view a recording of the talk on the link below. Please note, viewing is restricted to over 18s as it contains images of human remains and some (mild) swearing.

https://youtu.be/XKHbSE8i7R4

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