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Underground Warfare, 1914-1918

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Underground Warfare, 1914-1918
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Hardcover, Casemate Pub & Book Dist Llc, 2010, ISBN13 9781844159628, ISBN10 1844159620
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"Simon Jones's graphic history of underground warfare during the Great War uses personal reminiscences to convey the danger and suspense of this unconventional form of conflict. He describes how the underground soldiers of the opposing armies engaged in a ruthless fight for supremacy, covers the tunnelling methods they employed, and shows the increasingly lethal tactics they developed during the war in which military mining reached its apotheosis. He concentrates on the struggle for ascendancy by the British tunnelling companies on the Western Front ... This wide-ranging study also tells the story of the little known but fascinating battles fought in the French sectors of the Western Front which have never been described before in English. Vivid personaltestimony is combined with a lucid account of the technical challenges -- and ever-present perils -- of tunnelling in order to give an all-round insight into the extraordinary experience of this underground war"--Jacket.

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"Simon Jones's graphic history of underground warfare during the Great War uses personal reminiscences to convey the danger and suspense of this unconventional form of conflict. He describes how the underground soldiers of the opposing armies engaged in a ruthless fight for supremacy, covers the tunnelling methods they employed, and shows the increasingly lethal tactics they developed during the war in which military mining reached its apotheosis. He concentrates on the struggle for ascendancy by the British tunnelling companies on the Western Front ... This wide-ranging study also tells the story of the little known but fascinating battles fought in the French sectors of the Western Front which have never been described before in English. Vivid personaltestimony is combined with a lucid account of the technical challenges -- and ever-present perils -- of tunnelling in order to give an all-round insight into the extraordinary experience of this underground war"--Jacket.

Simon Jones's graphic history of underground warfare during the Great War uses personal reminiscences to convey the danger and suspense of this unconventional form of conflict. He describes how the underground soldiers of the opposing armies engaged in a ruthless fight for supremacy, covers the tunneling methods they employed, and shows the increasingly lethal tactics they developed during the war in which military mining reached its apotheosis. He concentrates on the struggle for ascendancy by the British tunneling companies on the Western Front.

But his wide-ranging study also tells the story of the little known but fascinating subterranean battles fought in the French sectors of the Western Front and between the Austrians and the Italians in the Alps which have never been described before in English. Vivid personal testimony is combined with a lucid account of the technical challenges - and ever-present perils - of tunneling in order to give an all-round insight into the extraordinary experience of this underground war.

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Number of Pages: 288
Original Languages: English
Author: Jones, Simon
Book Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Casemate Pub & Book Dist Llc
ISBN-13: 9781844159628
Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H): 6.50 x 9.75 x 1.25 Inches
ISBN-10: 1844159620
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