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Main Title: Crumps and camouflets : Australian tunnelling companies on the Western Front / Damien Finlayson. Book Cover
Author: Finlayson, Damien
Imprint: Big Sky Publishing, 2010.
Collation: xxiii, 480 p. : ill., maps, ports. facsims, bib., index, hbk ; 24 cm.
Subject: Australian Army
World War, 1914-1918
Engineers and engineering
Tunnel warfare
Western Front
Military history
Series: Australian Army history collection
ISBN: 9780980658255 (hbk.)
Crump - 'hard hit, heavy fall, bursting shell (army slang); sound of bursting bomb or shell'. Camouflet - 'subterranean cavity formed by bomb exploding beneath the surface of the earth'. "Within the vast array of Great War literature there is scant reference to the Australian tunnelling companies. I wrote this book to redress that, by telling the story of the tunnellers who, like their brother soldiers, fought a daily duel with the enemy over the wire and the enemy within - the gnawing, paralysing fear of a sudden and violent death." Damien Finlayson
Result Collection Location Shelf No Status Notes
Non-Fiction Main Library 940.421 FIN Available