Dan Snow tie-in for Anova

Dan Snow tie-in for Anova

Anova Books imprint Conway has acquired the official tie-in to forthcoming BBC series "Dig WWII" fronted by historian Dan Snow.

Publisher John Lee acquired world rights through agent Luigi Bonomi on behalf of documentary makers 360 Production.

The book and series will focus on the new discipline of military archaology, investigating little-known stories from the Second World War through excavations and dives. The historians uncover the remains of a crashed Spitfire in a Somerset graveyard, dive to a  sunken U-boat and British Armed Merchant Ship in the North Sea, and explore German D-Day tunnels and bunkers off Juno Beach.

Lee said: "We are very excited to be teaming up with experienced history documentary makers 360 Production, who previously filmed 'Dig 1940' for BBC1. That series was popularly received, achieving ratings of nearly 5 million viewers for the opening episode. I’m also delighted to be working on another project involving Dan Snow, who is the perfect presenter for such an innovative hands-on approach to military history."

Military and naval historian Jean Hood will write the book, which will be published in March next year priced £20. The series is lined up for spring 2012.