It was just ten days before the Armistice and the end of the long, dangerous war. But as is often the case in war, there was one more job to do and one more chance to get killed. -Beneath Hill 60 by Will Davies
In honour of ANZAC Day
On 7 June 1917, 19 massive mines shattered the Messines ridge near Ypres. Ten thousand German soldiers died and the largest man-made explosion in history up until that time smashed open the German frontline. Two of these mines, at Hill 60 and the Caterpillar, were fired my men of the 1st Australian Tunnelling Company, made up of miners and engineers rather than parade-ground soldiers. This is the untold, devastatingly brutal story of the battle underground during the First World War, where men suffocated in the blue-grey clay, drowned in the liquid chalk, choked on the poisonous air or died violently in the darkness and foetid air in hand-to-hand fighting. Written by Will Davies, bestselling author of SOMME MUD and In The Footsteps Of Private Lynch, Beneath Hill 60 tells the complete and inspiring story behind the major motion picture.-from the publisher
Find a copy:
- The book is available at UTS Library
- The DVD is also available at UTS Library
- In libraries across Australia
About Teaser Tuesdays:
Teaser Tuesday is a weekly book meme hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading! Everyone is welcome to play!
How it works:
1. Grab a book from your collection
2. Select 2 sentences that make an interesting teaser (avoid spoilers please!)
3. Post the sentences, along with author and book title in the comments of this post
This month's reading theme is FEEL which comes courtesy of the National Year of Reading 2012 program!