Crumps and Camouflets by P-BigSkyPublishing


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									Crumps and Camouflets
Author: Damien Finlayson

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. Australian tunnelling companies took part in the battles
of Fromelles, Arras, Messines, Passchendaele, Cambrai, the defence of Amiens, Lys, and the famous
last 100 days. Crumps and Camouflets, is the first complete history of Australia's role in the tunnelling
war of 1914-1919, of the men and units in which they served, and of life in the tomblike tunnels of the war

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