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C4 commissions DSP for unknown soldier project

Channel 4 has commissioned Darlow Smithson Productions (DSP) to produce a 1x90-minute documentary following the search for the identities of WWI's unknown soldiers. The Commonwealth War Graves Commission has granted C4 and DSP exclusive access to document the exhumation of 250 unidentified British and Australian WWI soldiers whose bodies were found in six unmarked mass graves in Northern France.WWI: Finding the Lost Battalions will also follow three British families looking to find out if their relatives are amongst the exhumed bodies, will follow the team using DNA and personal effects found on the bodies to determine their identities and will document the burial of these bodies in the new Commonwealth War Graves Cemetery. C4's history commissioning editor Julia Harrington is behind the commission.
July 13, 2010

Channel 4 has commissioned Darlow Smithson Productions (DSP) to produce a 1×90-minute documentary following the search for the identities of WWI’s unknown soldiers. The Commonwealth War Graves Commission has granted C4 and DSP exclusive access to document the exhumation of 250 unidentified British and Australian WWI soldiers whose bodies were found in six unmarked mass graves in Northern France.WWI: Finding the Lost Battalions will also follow three British families looking to find out if their relatives are amongst the exhumed bodies, will follow the team using DNA and personal effects found on the bodies to determine their identities and will document the burial of these bodies in the new Commonwealth War Graves Cemetery. C4′s history commissioning editor Julia Harrington is behind the commission.

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