Time Team: Time Team Special - Digging Band of Brothers with Tony Robinson
October 1, 2023 12:46 PM - Season 22, Episode 5 - Subscribe

He's back! Sir Tony Robinson returns to Time Team to investigate the US 101st Airborne Division in Britain. Time Team have been invited to Aldbourne, Wiltshire, by Operation Nightingale, on the 80th anniversary since Easy Company were stationed here in 1943, shortly before D-Day. Working alongside service men and women from the US and UK, the team have just over a week to investigate the camp, once home to the iconic 'Band of Brothers'.

As Time Team continues to re-release old Specials on their YouTube channel, they've also partnered with original presenter, Tony Robinson, to offer new special episodes as well. Along with Matt, as co-presenter, and the team behind Operation Nightingale (featured on previous Time Team episodes). They're spending 8 days in Aldbourne digging the WWII campground for the famous Easy Company of the 501st PIR of the 101st Airborne Division.

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posted by drewbage1847 (2 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
That was pretty satisfying. I would have expected a lot more -trash- from the American soldiers but I suppose they were also pinched by the rationing in wartime Britain.
posted by janell at 11:14 PM on October 1, 2023 [1 favorite]

It did feel a little like the old vibe with Tony in the mix and Matt serving as his lead. I have to suspect there's been a lot of work on that pitch over time, but still amazing to see what remains in the ground even after redevelopment. (Lots of old WWII structures remaining, amazingly. We have a few here in Pasadena and I still miss old Building 20 on the MIT campus - another "temporary" WWII building that lasted until 1998.
posted by drewbage1847 at 9:48 PM on October 2, 2023 [1 favorite]

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