The Lochnagar Crater in Somme, France is a privately owned crater made during World War I. It was purchased by Richard Dunning in 1978 with the aim of preserving the site.

At on July 1916 the Battle of the Somme started with explosion of 17 massive 'mines' underneath enemy territory. Lochnagar was the largest of these. It remains "The largest crater ever made by man 'in anger'".

A Boche prisoner, wounded and muddy is led along a railway track as British Army infantrymen return from another push on the battlefield

Heartbreaking photos of troops on the eve of the Somme 100 years ago

An Injured German solider being escorted by a British solider during the Somme Offensive, – July, 1916

For much of the First World War, the small French village of Vignacourt was always behind the front lines ¿ as a staging point, casualty clearing station and recreation area for troops of all nationalities moving up to and then back from the battlefields on the Somme.

Photos show faces of First World War soldiers on the eve of battle

For much of the First World War, the small French village of Vignacourt was always behind .

Thiepval Memorial – The Somme, France Strange today watching the Remembrance Ceremony at the Cenotaph, London that Commonwealth Countries which did not take part in World War I or II lay wreaths but the sacrifice of Irish soldiers is not represented. In World War I it is estimated of the 700,000 British military deaths 50,000 were Irish. Unlike in Britain, there was never conscription in Ireland so every Irish soldier was a volunteer.

Thiepval Memorial – The Somme, France C I it is estimated of the British military deaths were Irish. Unlike in Britain, there was never conscription in Ireland so every Irish soldier was a volunteer.

Remembering The Battle Of The Somme – 100 Years On #Infographic #History #War

Remembering The Battle Of The Somme – 100 Years On #Infographic

1947 Map of the Somme Battlefield to illustrate the Old Front Line by John Masefield Original Antique Military Map by NinskaPrints on Etsy https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/553071583/1947-map-of-the-somme-battlefield-to

1947 Map of the Somme Battlefield to illustrate the Old Front Line by John Masefield Original Antique Military Map

1947 Map of the Somme Battlefield to illustrate the Old Front Line by John Masefield Original Antique Military Map by NinskaPrints on Etsy https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/553071583/1947-map-of-the-somme-battlefield-to

German soldier on sentry duty in a well-constructed trench on the Somme battlefield, 1916.

German soldier on sentry duty in a well-constructed trench on the Somme battlefield, 1916

First World War battlefields of Ypres and the Somme - Tyne Cot. You don't truly understand how massive this cemetery is until you see it from the air..wow.

First World War Commonwealth Grave, Tyne Cot, near Ypres.

Lochnagar Crater, site of the huge mine detonated at 07.30 on 1 July 1916.

Lochnagar Crater, site of the huge mine detonated at on 1 July

British on the top of the Butte de Warlencourt, August 1918

EXCLUSIVE: World War One relic from Somme battlefield saved from bulldozers

For almost a 100 years the Butte de Warlencourt has stood silently overlooking the massive lunar landscape of northern France, one of the last untouched pieces of the famous killing fields accessible to the public.

Thiepval Memorial to the Missing, with French graves of the Anglo-French Cemetery in the foreground.

Website listing the WWI "Rememberence Ceremonies" for the fiscal year

British soldiers negotiate a shell-cratered winter landscape along the Somme in late 1916 after the close of the Allied offensive. | The Most Powerful Images Of World War I

The Most Powerful Images Of World War I

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