Mining Activity on the British Front, Official Pictures of the British Army in France

University Of Oxford First World War Poetry Digital Archive
Largely dramatised account of a tunneling Company of Royal Engineers planting and exploding a mine under a German position on the Western Front, early 1916. The tunneling Company loads itself and its equipment into lorries, unloads at the end of the journey, and enters the trench system. At the minehead shaft one man wearing breathing apparatus checks for gas. The men dig at the tunnel face until the captain in charge hears, through a tube,...