Finding Heroes | The Lost Compass | Ancestry

Beyond every battle there is a family story. Find yours at

A military historian and an investigative filmmaker travel around the world in search of lost war remnants and forgotten artifacts, revealing untold stories about what they find on the battlefield or in museum collections. Through their investigation and family history research, they recount the human side of these stories, and reunite family members with these found objects.

In “The Lost Compass" our hosts travel to the notorious battlefields of the Somme in France, which saw some of the most intense fighting of World War I. There they meet a collector with a curious wartime relic that ultimately leads the team to Canadian veteran who brings an incredible surprise to share with the team.