Lochnagar Crater, La Boisselle, Somme, France. Remembrance Sunday.Add to Cart Add to Lightbox Download
08 November 2020. Lochnagar Crater, The Somme, La Boisselle, France.
Lochnagar Crater. La Grand Mine. Site of the largest explosion before the atomic bombs of WW2 and a disastrous lesson in futility. British troops exploded an enormous mine to further the Western advance on july 1st 1916, only to miss their target and face fierce opposition from German troops dug into fortified positions set back from the site of the explosion. British casualties in and around La Boisselle exceeded 6,000 on the first day of the battle of the Somme. In total there were over 1 million casualties during the battle with over 60,000 casualties on July 1st 1916.
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