My paper to the conference ‘The Great War Underground’ held at the National Army Museum on 2 November 2013. It draws on research into members of 179th and 185th Tunnelling Companies at La Boisselle 1915-1916. Most of the photographs have been kindly supplied by descendants who also provided me with diaries, letters, memoirs and personal reminiscences. My book on tunnelling at La Boisselle has been a long-term research project for many years (see links to articles below).
Join me on a battlefield tour with The Cultural Experience:
Tunnellers 4th – 7th June 2021
The War Poets: Words, Music and Landscapes Summer 2021
First & Last Shots Summer 2021
Medics & Padres 29th July – 1st August 2021
The Ypres Salient War Poets 30th September – 3rd October 2021
More Information about Battlefield Tours
Joe & Tom: Shirebrook Miners in the Tunnellers
Virtual Tour of La Boisselle Trenches and Tunnels
Men of 179th and 185th Tunnelling Companies, Royal Engineers
2018 Battlefield Tours
Learn more about the exploration and archaeology of the trenches and tunnels at La Boisselle for which I am principal historian visit the La Boisselle Study Group website.