Deep Wreck Mysteries
A new shipwreck-based six-part television programme has started in ITV West and West-country that may well be of interest to members. Don’t worry though, you haven’t missed it yet, as it will be on in our area soon…
The series will soon be broadcast across the UK dates are currently not known, so in the meantime, keep your eyes peeled. The series will also be available on DVD as soon as this initial airing is completed (end of February).
Here is a breakdown of the programmes.
## U- BOAT DEATH TRAP – PART 1
Three German submarines, recently discovered deep off the coast of Cornwall. No one knows their identity, or how they come to be there. Divers explore these wrecks and join forces with British and German experts to identify, for the first time, these mystery U-boats.
## U- BOAT DEATH TRAP – PART 2
Three 2nd World War German submarines have been discovered off the coast of Cornwall. With their identities established, the fate of their crews is disclosed – all killed by a secret British operation. Kept in the dark for 60 years, grieving relatives can finally pay their last respects.
## FATAL DECISION – PART 1
An Allied convoy makes for France. An explosion rocks the American freighter Ezra Weston. The Canadian corvette Regina turns back to help. Her captain makes a decision for which thirty of his crew pay with their lives. Sixty years on, divers uncover new evidence of a catastrophic sinking.
## FATAL DECISION – PART 2
Two wrecked wartime ships lie off the coast of Cornwall. One, a freighter, the other, her naval escort. But are British mines or German secret weapons to blame? Or was it plain negligence? Bitter controversy surfaces as divers help unmask the traumatic events of that night.
## RED CROSS OUTRAGE – PART 1
A large wreck found off the coast of Devon has been identified by divers as a First World War hospital ship. Her sinking, a major war crime but why was she targeted at all? Powerful personal testimony brings to life the worst maritime disaster ever to hit the Bristol Channel.
## RED CROSS OUTRAGE – PART 2
Not one British hospital ship was sunk in the Bristol Channel in the First World War, but two.
Divers scouring the latest wreck to be found, unearth uncomfortable evidence which throws a new light on enemy atrocities. The Germans may not have been the only ones breaking the rules.
If you want to find out more about this series, visit www.deepwreckmysteries.co.uk