La Boisselle

      The Lochnagar mine crater on the 1916 Somme battlefields in France is the largest man-made mine crater created in the First World War on the Western Front.


     It was laid by the Tunnelling Company Royal Engineers underneath the German lines. The mine was exploded two minutes before 07.30 am Zero Hour at the launch of the British offensive against the German lines on the morning of 1st July 1916.


    On 1st July 1978 the piece of ground containing this huge crater was purchased by Richard Dunning, living in the Surrey, in England.

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