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D M Thomas

D M Thomas was born in West Wales. In his teens, he won an RAF Flying Scholarship but was not pursued as a career. Having obtained a degree in Geology and Chemistry at London University, and as a petroleum geologist, he embarked on overseas assignments in Southeast Asia, Libya and Tunisia. He went on to establish a successful natural resources company which was subsequently sold to a competitor. He continues to act as advisor to companies in the same field.

Holes in the Ground: War and Ore was started one winter evening in a farmhouse in south-west France. He and his wife spend their time between East Sussex and France.

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Holes in the Ground: War and Ore

When Thomas Longois Lefoy is sent to Tangiers to investigate a German plot involving Moroccan phosphates, he uncovers a sinister Soviet Union involvement in the Asturias miners’ strike of 1934 and its unforeseen consequences for Andoni Arriola, a Basque metallurgist. As he delves deeper into the c...

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