Working parties in a mine, 1916 (c)
Photograph, World War One, Western Front (1914-1918), 1916 (c).
Tunneling and mining operations were used to attack enemy positions by tunneling underneath them and then destroying them with explosive mines. Much of the tunneling was done by special Royal Engineers units formed from Welsh and Durham miners.
From an album of 76 official photographs.
NAM Accession Number
National Army Museum, Out of Copyright
National Army Museum, Study collection