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Crumps and Camouflets

Australian Tunnelling Companies on the Western Front

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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.

Damien Finlayson is an amateur military historian with a special interest in the First World War. Damien is a keen scholar of the First World War and a member of the Western Front Association. His articles on the Australian tunnelling companies have appeared in several journals throughout Australia.

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