Dr Anthony Byledbal

Anthony Byledbal is a Project Supervisor for GUARD Archaeology in Scotland. He has worked on battlefield projects in France and in Scotland. His main interests in the subject are the military history of Europe and New Zealand, the rebirth of military mining in the Nineteenth Century and the anthropology of the underground warfare in the Twentieth Century.



  • The Kiwis also dig tunnels [in French], Béthune, ePresses Vingt-six Quatre-vingt-six, 2017 [eBook Edition].
  • The Moles of the Great War. Underground fights and fighters [in French], Arras, Artois Presses Université, 2015, 168 p.


  • “A necessary effort. The quotas for the New Zealand Tunnellers Corps.” [in French], in Viviane Fayaud (Ed.), Les Océaniens dans la Grande Guerre. Nation, nationalisme et sentiment d'appartenance, Amiens, Encrage éditions, 2018, p. 208-219.
  • “The Red Feds in the uniform. The example of the New Zealand unionists in the Tunnelling Corps.” [in French], in Jean-Louis Robert (Ed.), Le syndicalisme à l’épreuve de la Première Guerre mondiale, Rennes, Presses Universitaires de Rennes, 2017, p. 65-76.
  • “Tunnelling under Arras”, in Christopher Pugsley, John Crawford, Nathalie Philippe and Matthias Strohn (Eds.), The Great Adventure Ends: New Zealand and France on the Western Front, Christchurch, John Douglas Publishing, 2013, p. 189-209.


  • “Weta Workshop and the Centenary of the Great War, a matter of scale” [in French], Observatoire du Centenaire [Online], March 2019.
  • “A ‘T’ in the landscape: the New Zealand tunnellers memorial. Interview with Doreen McLeod” [in French], Observatoire du Centenaire [Online], October 2017.
  • “Pukeahu National War Memorial Park, a jewel case for the First World War remembrance” [in French], Observatoire du Centenaire [Online], September 2016.
  • “A hidden heritage: the legacy of the war underground in Arras” [in French], In Situ [Online], N°24, December 2014.
  • “The First World War Centenary in New Zealand” [in French], Observatoire du Centenaire [Online], September 2014.
  • “Atypical Birth of the New Zealand Tunnelling Company”, The Volunteers, Journal of The New Zealand Military Historical Society (Inc.), Volume 35, N°1, July 2009, p. 15-24.