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Crumps and Camouflets Australian Tunnelling Companies on the Western Front

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

These men were engaged in
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Published November 16th 2011 by Big Sky Publishing (first published September 14th 2011)
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Calzean
Jul 12, 2014 rated it really liked it
There are lots of books on WWI, typically featuring infantry, or a specific battle or individual. This book is a hidden beauty describing the role and people from the Australian Tunnelling Companies and the Australian Electrical and Mechanical Mining Company.

Finlayson explains the tools and techniques they used, their roles in building shelters, tunnels and mines and their importance in many of the major battles. Geology, science, mining, engineering and explosives are all explained clearly for
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