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Beneath Hill 60


Brendan Cowell, Harrison Gilbertson, Steve Le Marquand, Gyton Grantley View All


Jeremy Sims (Director), David Roach (Writer) View All

Released: Apr. 15th, 2010
Runtime: 2 hours, 2 minutes
The true story of Australia's cat-and-mouse underground mine warfare—one of the most misunderstood, misrepresented and mystifying conflicts of WW I. It was secret struggle BENEATH the Western Front that combined daring engineering, technology and science. Few on the surface knew of the brave, claustrophobic and sometimes barbaric work of these tunnellers.
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For fans of history it also tells a part of the amazing Allied attack on the Messine Ridge which had at that time (due to the miners placing massive ammounts of explosives under the german lines) the largest manmade explosion ever recorded, anyone who is a fan of war films will love this movie.
Sadly the claustrophobic tunnels employed reasonably well in the first half of proceedings do also give way to much larger ones when the story shifts to the titular hill for the second half but the introduction of a little cat and mouse activity between the Allies and the Germans is very much welcome and by far the most interesting aspect imo.


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