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'Military Mining And The La Boiselle Project' with Colin Winn

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Join us for a fascinating talk on Military Mining and the La Boiselle Project by Colin Winn Colin Winn is a retired weapons engineer specialising in the underground conflict.  He is a founder member of the Hawthorn Ridge Crater Association and is interested in the work of the 252 Tunnelling Company in the sector.   Colin will bring relevant artef…


War Underground by Alexander Barrie

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Available in various hardback editions (first edition 1962), paperback 2004.  War Underground by Alexander Barrie is a clear, character-led factual narrative that tells the story of the tunnellers from inception to demob. It is also the story of how a larger than life engineering contractor John Norton Griffith persuaded Kitchener that clay-kickin…


Directing the Tunnellers’ War: The Tunnelling Memoirs of Captain H R Dixon MC RE by Phillip Robinson and Nigel Cave (Eds)

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Pen & Sword, £19.99 HB, 207pp, Ills, maps & diagrams throughout, references and further reading, appendices and glossary. ISBN 9781526714411 [This review first appears in the April 2021 edition of Stand To!. No.122]  Herbert Dixon, a civil engineer, joined the Middlesex Regiment in 1914 as a private. His abilities were soon recognised…