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Crumps and camouflets : Australian tunnelling companies on the Western Front

Author: Damien Finlayson
Publisher: Newport, NSW. : Big Sky Publishing, [2010]
Series: Australian Army history collection
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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. Crumps and Camouflets is the first complete history of Australia's role in the  Read more...
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Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Damien Finlayson
ISBN: 9780980658255 098065825X
OCLC Number: 620676578
Notes: "Men of the Australian Tunnelling Companies and Australian Electrical and Mechanical Mining and Boring Company"--Page 436.
Description: xxiii, 480 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Contents: Mining --
its place in the war --
Rise and fall of the Australian mining corps : 1915 to May 1916 --
Getting down to business : June to September 1916 --
Innocence lost : October to December 1916 --
Winter worries : January to April 1917 --
Deadly thaw : May to June 1917 --
Knee-deep in hero juice : July to September 1917 --
To Passchendaele and beyond : September to December 1917 --
Swept before the tide : January to April 1918 --
Backs to the wall : April to May 1918 --
Roads paved with bombs : June to September 1918 --
Push to Armistice : September to November 1918 --
Transition to peace : November 1918 and beyond.
Series Title: Australian Army history collection
Other Titles: Australian tunnelling companies on the Western Front
Responsibility: Damien Finlayson.

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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.  Read more...

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