In a new eight-part series, historian Ruth Goodman and archaeologists Alex Langlands and Peter Ginn take on their biggest challenge yet – to turn back the clock and run Manor Farm exactly as it would have been during the Second World War. They will face one of the biggest challenges ever seen in the history of the British countryside – what Churchill called ‘the frontline of freedom’.
The team start by attempting to reclaim land to grow new crops, whilst Peter works with a blacksmith to create a special ‘mole plough’ to help drain the waterlogged clay fields. Ruth and Alex attempt to use a troublesome wartime tractoras they need to plough through the night to get the wheat crop sown in time.
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