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Underground Soldiers

Underground soldiers cover.
School Journal L4 June 2014.

by Ashleigh Young

In a straightforward report (supported with period photographs, a map, and a detailed diagram), this article shows the huge risks that were taken by New Zealand tunnellers during the First World War. The job of the tunnellers was to attack German positions from underground and so reduce the risks to Allied soldiers in no-man’s land. The tunnels also provided areas where wounded soldiers could be treated. 

Series: School Journal Level 4 June 2014

Learning area: Social Sciences

Curriculum level: 4

Reading year level: 7

Category: Non-fiction

Related titles: Listed in TSM

Topics: First World War, tunnels, New Zealand Tunnelling Company, Arras tunnels, non- fiction, history, geophones, Battle of Arras, underground soldiers

In: School Journal Level 4 June 2014

Publication date: June 2015

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