Category Archives: Hill 60

Winter at Hill 60

The low temperatures and the snows of the European winter have been captured in this photo from Belgium member, Johan Durnez taken on 13th January 2013 of Caterpillar Crater at Hill 60. Photographer: Filip Vanhauwaert

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*Beneath Hill 60

John Laffin’s Guide to Australian Battlefields of the Western Front describes Hill 60, near Ieper as: “One of the most famous positions on the Western Front, the hill had been formed in the 19th century from the spoil of a deep railway cutting. … Continue reading

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Hill 60 view to go?

The City Council of Ieper has granted planning permission for the building of a large “family house” directly opposite the 1st Australian Tunnelling Company Monument and the pedestrian entrance to the Hill 60 site. The view of Ieper, for which so … Continue reading

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1st Aust Tunnelling Co

Edgeworth David, Professor of Geology at Sydney University and Ernest Skeats, Professor of Geology at Melbourne University proposed formation of the Mining Corps to the Federal Government early in 1915 and by June 1916 the 1st Australian Tunnelling Company was operational … Continue reading

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