Underground Warfare 1914-1918

Underground Warfare 1914-1918

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by Simon Jones
     
 

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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 tunneling methods they employed, and shows the increasingly lethal…  See more details below

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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 tunneling methods they employed, and shows the increasingly lethal tactics they developed during the war in which military mining reached its apotheosis. While he concentrates on the struggle for supremacy by the British tunneling companies on the Western Front, his wide-ranging study also tells the story of the little-known but fascinating subterranean battles fought in the French sectors. 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

Editorial Reviews

The Great War Magazine
“…well written and researched and easy to follow….wide ranging and fascinating… A super narrative combined with a selection of photos, diagrams and maps showing tunnels and equipment used to build and inhabit them make this a remarkable book.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781473823044
Publisher:
Pen & Sword Books Limited
Publication date:
01/02/2015
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

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Simon Jones is an author and a historian.

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Underground Warfare, 1914-1918 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It would be helpful if nook books provided the original pagination of the print version.