Crumps and Camouflets

Australian Companies Tunnelling on the Western Front

Damien Finlayson

The first complete history of Australia's role in the tunnelling war of 1914-1919, of the men and the units in which they served, and of life in the tomb-like tunnels of the war underground.
Publication date:
April 2016
Publisher :
Big Sky Publishing
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ISBN : 9780980658255

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Below the shattered ground that separated the British and German infantry on the Western Front in World War I, an unseen and largely unknown war was raging, fought by miners, 'tunnellers' as they were known. They knew at any moment their lives could be extinguished without warning by hundreds of tonnes of collapsed earth and debris.