Pen and Sword Books: Tracing Great War Ancestors DVD by Richard Hone, Major Tim Saunders, Battlefield History TV

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Tracing Great War Ancestors DVD (3 reviews)
Finding Uncle Bill
Presented by Richard Hone
Presented by Major Tim Saunders
by Battlefield History TV
Imprint: Pen & Sword Digital
Found in: Military DVDs
World War One DVDs
Series: Tracing your Ancestors
ISBN: 9781848843394
Published: 18 March 2010
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Never before have so many resources been available to the family historian tracing Great War ancestors, both online and locally but the past dearth of easily accessible material has now been replaced by a blizzard of information that needs its own skills to navigate. This highly detailed DVD is split into three parts that deal with the various methods of tracing your ancestor. In part one, expert genealogist Simon Fowler shows Richard Hone the ropes, with some surprising results.

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 Salient.

In the final part of the DVD, entitled 'Uncle Bill's Medals', Richard visits Phil Mussell, 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 active service.
Product Reviews
Most of you will be aware that there are a multitude of books about the First World War including ones that explain how to research WW1 soldier ancestors, but this is one of the few... [read full review]
Karen Walker, The Doncaster Ancestor Spring 2011
This is a three-part DVD which begins with genealogist Simon Fowler leading Richard Hone through the search for his uncle William 'Bill' Pye. In part one the search begins on line and in local, national... [read full review]
East Yorkshire Family History Society
Giving an insight into the often daunting task of tracing an ancestor who fought during the Great War, military historians Tim Saunders and Richard Hone delve into the resources available. It follows Richard's search for... [read full review]
Best of British Mag May 2010
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About Battlefield History TV
Pen and Sword Digital and Battlefield History TV formed their partnership in 2008 to provide customers with a wide variety of specialist programmes presented by well-known battlefield historians and qualified guides. The subjects they cover in detail are the First and Second World Wars, The Waterloo Campaign and Peninsular War and they even go back as far as the Dark Ages. Each DVD will be of interest to military enthusiasts, wargamers, battlefield tourists, re-enactment groups, students of particular battles or campaigns and military modellers.
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