Download e-book for iPad: Beneath Hill 60 by Will Davies

By Will Davies

ISBN-10: 1741669367

ISBN-13: 9781741669367

The tale of the Australian miners and infantrymen who tunnelled lower than Hill 60 close to Ypres and finally broke via to create a brand new frontline.

On 7 June 1917, 19 titanic mines shattered the Messines ridge close to Ypres. 10000 German squaddies died and the most important man-made explosion in background up until eventually that point smashed open the German frontline.

Two of those mines, at Hill 60 and the Caterpillar, have been fired my males of the first Australian Tunnelling corporation, made of miners and engineers instead of parade-ground infantrymen. this can be the untold, devastatingly brutal tale of the conflict underground throughout the First international battle, the place males suffocated within the blue-grey clay, drowned within the liquid chalk, choked at the toxic air or died violently within the darkness and foetid air in hand-to-hand scuffling with.

Written by way of Will Davies, bestselling writer of Somme Mud and In The Footsteps of non-public Lynch, Beneath Hill 60 tells the whole and encouraging tale at the back of the key movement picture.

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