Men from mining communities across the British Empire volunteered for service in World War 1. Some were accepted immediately but many were not. It was not until 1915 that the potential for aggressive mining was recognised but from then onwards miners were involved in every major offensive. This is their story.
- Explanatory introduction to World War 1
- Mining at home in 1914
- First landmine of the war
- John Norton Griffiths and the need for aggressive mining
- Mines Rescue on the Western Front
- Pals and Bantam battalions
- Life in the trenches
- Horrors of war
- Battles - Hooge Chateau, the Somme, Vimy Ridge, Messines,
- Tanks at Cambrai
- Memorials at home and abroad
- Casualty figures
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