‘Band Of Brothers’ Tags Discovered 78 Years After D-Day And Two Decades on From Steven Spielberg/Tom Hanks HBO Epic

Dog tags belonging to two members of the Band of Brothers, made famous by Stephen E.

Ambrose's book and the HBO miniseries starring Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks in 2001, have been discovered in the UK 78 years after D-Day and are being featured in a documentary for Dan Snow's History Hit streamer.

After digging in Aldbourne, Wiltshire, where the 101st Airborne Division, also known as Dick Winters Easy Company, was stationed during WWII, Snow's team discovered the tags belonging to Richard A. Blake and Carl Fenstermaker.

Archaeologist Richard Osgood and a team of veterans from Nightingale and Aldbourne Heritage Centre, with the help of Breaking Ground Heritage, discovered the tags.

The Emmy-winning HBO series Band of Brothers, which starred Damian Lewis as Winters and David Schwimmer as Captain Herbert Sobel.

and depicted the events of the battalion, made members of the Easy Company famous.

Snow's documentary, Uncovering the Band of Brothers, will air on History Hit, which is owned by Little Dot Studios

The discovery comes just a few weeks after Snow's team discovered Sir Ernest Shackleton's sunken endurance ship near Antarctica,

which was shot for a Nat Geo documentary directed by BAFTA-nominated director Natalie Hewit, who was also overseen by Snow.

"It's only appropriate that we shine a light on those who lost their lives to safeguard their country and other countries during World War II," Snow added

As we commemorate the 78th anniversary of D-Day, I'm glad that we've discovered more Band of Brothers men who deserve credit."