Battlefield Recovery follows the work of a team dedicated to saving the history of World War Two’s Eastern Front before it’s lost forever. Over the course of four explosive episodes, the recovery team tracks down, unearths and preserves hundreds of World War Two artefacts and uncovers the remains of German and Soviet soldiers, in the process throwing new light on some of the bloodiest battles the world has known and enabling the fallen to be buried with due honour.
S01:E01 - Season 1, Episode 1
The team are hunting for a German Wermacht bunker abandoned at the end of World War Two.
S01:E02 - Season 1, Episode 2
The team are on a mission to unearth Hitler's crack SS Nordland division.
S01:E03 - Season 1, Episode 3
During WWII, the city of poznan was defended by an army of around 15,000 men.
S01:E04 - Season 1, Episode 4
Continuing its mission to save the history of World War Two’s Eastern Front before it’s lost forever, the team heads to the Courland Peninsula in Latvia and a front line trench system, which Soviet military reports reveal to have been the scene of fierce fighting in January 1945. Tracing the trench line, the team faces an early setback when they unearth a live high explosive shell, which has to be detonated by the army bomb disposal squad.