It is 1917 and 90-feet beneath the German trenches on the Messines Ridge in Flanders, two young British Sappers are guarding 60,000 pounds of explosives designed to blow the enemy positions sky high. But the enemy is already tunnelling towards them. Raymond Hitchcock's immaculately-researched World War I saga, first published in 1986, is a graphic description of trench warfare and the perilous work of the Tunnellers who fought their war beneath the trenches. The brutality of tunnel life, the tensions between officers and the men, the comradeship and the heroism of the battlefield are delicately contrasted with flashbacks to pre-war Somerset village life, making this a tense, exciting and surprisingly tender thriller.
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Book Description Constable, 1986. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Included. First edition. Sent within 24 hours. Expedited UK delivery available. Edition: 1st Edition. Ex Library. Bookseller Inventory # BBI2100599
Book Description Constable. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Some minor wear. 1986 1st ed. with Vg price-clipped d/w. Bookseller Inventory # HBS-00224205-B
Book Description Constable, 1986. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. Hardback First Edition in Fine condition with a Fine price clipped dustwrapper. 221 pages. 8.75 x 5.5 inches. Bookseller Inventory # 003025
Book Description Constable and Company, Great Britain, 1986. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Raymond Hitchcock's tense and exciting novel highlights a much neglected aspect of the Great War- the perilous work of tunnellers in the matrix of galleries and passages far below the sodden trenches and dugouts of the Western Front. 222pp. Minimal shelf wear to dark brown boards with silver lettering on spine. D/j with minimal shelf wear & light creasing, (now protected in plastic sleeve). Pages with light marginal discolouring, o/w a VG copy with a VG d/j, protected in plastic sleeve. Bookseller Inventory # 008395