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Tunnelmaster and Arsonist of the Great War: The Norton-Griffiths Story [Hardcover]

Tony Bridgland
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13 Feb 2003
Sir John Norton-Griffiths was one of a breed of adventurer, pioneer, entrepreneur and soldier whose like is very seldom seen. From mining rich seams in South Africa he went on to lead the gallant miners who burrowed deep under enemy lines during the Great War. Always a controversial figure, he died in mysterious circumstances. This is the story of a true maverick, a formidable force and legend wherever he went.


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  • Hardcover: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Pen & Sword Books Ltd; First edition, first impression edition (13 Feb 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0850529956
  • ISBN-13: 978-0850529951
  • Product Dimensions: 24.2 x 16.3 x 2.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 592,844 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Tony Bridgland is an avid military historian with a keen nose for a good story and the ability to tell it well. Previously published works include Field Gun Jack versus The Boers, Sea Killers in Disguise and Naval Atrocities at Sea 1939-1945. Tony lives in Rye, Sussex.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating 11 Jan 2011
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Not a classic maybe but a nice little piece about a really unusual person and the Western Front and Rumania stuff is excellent. No other book I know of covers this aspect. I bought two copies over the years, one as a well-received present for a WW1 buff. NB Definitely a period piece (the man not the book) the politically correct may not entirely approve of some of the reported speech from the 1890s as quoted, but a great story.
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4.0 out of 5 stars An epic book about an epic person 14 Oct 2013
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If there was a film made of Norton Griffiths, most people would think it far fetched. Bridgland has woven history and biography into a marvellous book.

I bought it to know more about the underground tunnelling war of WWI. NG was the father of this. I discovered a most remarkable man and a wonderful author.

A superb book and story.
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