Harrowing tale of war trauma

Falling Through The Earth, by Danielle Trussoni, Picador, €22.05.

26th August, 2006

Falling Through The Earth, by Danielle Trussoni, Picador, €22.05.

During the Vietnam War, the most respected troops among the multitude of US soldiers sent out to serve were the ‘tunnel rats’. Sent underground to uncover the hidden labyrinths built by the Vietcong, their job was dangerous and uncertain, and often turned into a suicide mission.

Many of the men who volunteered were the types who accepted they had been sent out to war...

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