THOSE who tuned in to watch Long Lost Family this week were left in tears after an emotional episode.

The episode saw the ITV show's team of searchers aim to find a number of lost veterans.

Working alongside 'War Detectives' from the Ministry of Defence’s Joint Casualty and Compassionate Centre, the experts looked forward to their most ambitious case to date.

The special episode followed a number of different families who were on the hunt their long lost family members.

Throughout the years, Brits have fought in many wars, with thousands of servicemen and women heading out to serve the country.

Sadly, many of them never return and their bodies were never found.


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Throughout the emotional episode, the team visited multiple families and tracked down many soldiers' identities.

Those who were found were given a military burial, which one family member stated meant "everything" to her.

Towards the end of the episode, discovered soldiers Leslie, Harry and Arnold were laid to rest with the burial.

There were five other soldiers who were found by the team, who were also given a military burial.

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Unfortunately, they weren't able to discover two other soldiers, but gave them an honorary military funeral ceremony.

Those watching the show were left heartbroken by the scenes of the funeral.

Taking to Twitter, they shared their thoughts.

One said: "#longlostfamily never fails to make me cry"

Another wrote: "Superb programme, can’t deny I was in tears watching them laid to rest.

"So important we remember them."

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As a third fan commented: "Long Lost Family always makes me cry but tonight’s episode took my tears to another level.

"I hope the remaining families are found."

Long Lost Family: The Unknown Soldiers aired at 9pm on ITV on Monday, July 18 and is available to watch on the ITV Hub

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