Beneath Flanders Fields: The Tunnellers' War 1914-18

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The product of over twenty-five years of research, Beneath Flanders Fields illustrates the evolution of military mining, leading to its deployment in the greatest siege in military history - in the trenches of the Western Front.
In the words of the tunnellers themselves, and through previously unpublished photographs - many in colour - as well as contemporary plans and drawings, this book reveals how this most intense of battles was fought - and won. Few on the surface knew the horrific details of the tunnellers' work, yet this silent, claustrophobic conflict was a barbaric struggle that raged day and night for almost two and a half years, and one which generated mental and physical stresses often far beyond those suffered by the infantry in the trenches. On 7 June 1917 at Messines Ridge, the tension was broken with the opening of the most dramatic mine offensive in history.

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Peter Barton is a filmmaker, writer, and co-secretary to the All Parliamentary War Graves and Battlefields Heritage Group. Peter Doyle is a geologist and archaeologist who has studied the battlefields of the Western Front, Gallipoli, and Salonika. He is

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"A fascinating and brilliantly illustrated book, an invaluable guide for future generations of Great War archaeologists." Times Higher Education Supplement

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