Win tickets to see Beneath Hill 60
1916. Two massive armies facing each other along the Western Front have fought themselves to a standstill. The count down to the Battle of Messines Ridge has begun. The allies audacious plan to break the deadlock depends on a small company of miners led by Captain Oliver Woodward.
These ordinary men from rural mining towns are little more than civilians. They were given just two weeks military training before being thrust into the war. Poorly equipped, with scant regard for military etiquette, the miners task is to defend a leaking, labyrinthine tunnel system snaking beneath the Messines Ridge. The tunnels hide a deadly secret; a series of massive mines. If the plan succeeds it will produce the biggest explosion the world has ever known and could change the course of the war.
But no-one seems to know when the order will be given to blow the mines. With constant inundation of mud and water and endless vibrations from heavy artillery, the tunnels are in imminent danger of collapse. Disaster looms as the Germans discover the miners underground activity. A deadly cat-and-mouse game is played out thirty metres below the fields of Flanders and, as zero hour approaches, the whole allied strategy could be in jeopardy...
Beneath Hill 60, based on an extraordinary true story, is in cinemas from August 26th.