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Posted on Thursday 3rd November

An exciting project is – quite literally – underway beneath the Somme battlefields.

Four miles of First World War tunnels underneath the village of La Boisselle are being excavated by a team of British and French archaeologists, as reported in issue 2 of Warfare magazine (go to Issues to view).

Some of the tunnels are up to 30m below the ground, as reported in this video new clip from the BBC. Watch out for Simon Jones from the La Boisselle Project, author of Underground Warfare 1914-1918.

Further Reading

La Boisselle

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La Boisselle

(Paperback - 168 pages)
by Michael Stedman

This addition to the growing series of battlefield guides has been written by Michael Stedman, author of Thiepval. Drawing upon the wealth of material available in both national and local archives, documentary evidence, personal reminiscence and British and German unit histories, La Boiselle will add enormously to the experience of any visitor to this extraordinary location on the Somme battlefield.
This distinctive volume has ample detail to satisfy the discerning expert whilst retaining the… Read more...


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