On Friday 6 May our Archaeology Fellow Dr Gilly Carr (2006) presented a documentary on BBC1 (South West and Channel Islands) entitled 'Finding Our Fathers: Lost Heroes of World War II' about two Channel Island women tracing the fate of their fathers. Both men were deported for distributing BBC news in the Nazi-controlled islands and were never seen again.
Gilly's research focuses on conflict archaeology and post-conflict heritage studies, and she is also a specialist in the German occupation of the Channel Islands and victims of Nazi persecution. Filming the documentary was, she said, "incredibly emotionally draining. We were all crying several times a day, but the whole experience was very worthwhile and I wouldn’t have missed it for the world. More stories like the one we uncovered need to be told.”
You can catch up with 'Finding Our Fathers' on the BBC iPlayer.