TUNNELLERS by W. Grant Grieve,Bernard Newman PDF

By W. Grant Grieve,Bernard Newman

unquestionably the easiest and so much complete account of the struggle underground, a heritage of the Tunnelling businesses, RE, in the course of the nice conflict. In all twenty-five British, 3 Australian, 3 Canadian and one N Zealand corporation have been shaped. After a shaky commence in December 1914 the miners of the BEF progressively overcame their counterparts within the grim war less than the trenches, and had ultimately defeated them by the point of Messines in June 1917. yet, because the narrative indicates, the battle for the miners didn't finish there as they fought during the German Spring 1918 offensive and the BEF's boost to Victory. Demolitions, booby traps, neutralising anti-tank mines, even combating as infantry (No 1 and No 2 RE Battalions) have been one of the projects and roles distributed to them.

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