Feeling exited. After acquiring all the necessary permits and meeting up with all the involved authorities the archaeological excavation of the WW2 German transition camp is finally a reality. The first trial excavations and surveys of this large and complex site will take place 10.4.-14.4.2014. The archaeological work will be part of a larger study of the position of the city and larger Hanko area in WW2 and is to start in full in the summer of 2015.
I stumbled upon this great lecture by Tony Pollard over Youtube and would like to share it here. It discusses some key issues regarding conflict- and battlefield archaeology and making documentaries about the subject: