Beneath Hill 60 (BOK)

Will Davies

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'Ten seconds, nine, eight, seven, six, five, four, three, two, one - fire! Down goes the firing switch. At first, nothing. Then from deep down there comes a low rumble, and it as if the world is spliting apart...' On 7th June 1917, nineteen massive mines exploded beneath Messines Ridge near Ypres. The largest man-made explosion in history up until that point shattered the landscape and smashed open the German lines. Ten thousand German soldiers died. Two of the mines - at Hill 60 and the Caterpillar - were fired by men of the 1st Australian Tunnelling Company, comprising miners and engineers rather than parade-ground soldiers. Drawing on the diaries of one of the key combatants, "Benealth Hill 60" tells the little-known, devastatingly brutal true story of this subterranean war waged beneath the Western Front - a stygian battle-ground where men drowned in viscous chalk, suffocated in the blue gray clay, choked on poisonous air or died in the darkness, caught up up in vicious hand-to-hand fighting...

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Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2010 Forfatter Will Davies
Forlag
BANTAM PAPERBACKS
ISBN 9780857500496
Antall sider 288 Dimensjoner 12,7cm x 19,8cm x 1,8cm
Vekt 231 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form General & world history, First World War

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