Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Lochnagar Crater -Great War tour Pt2

 This is the largest crater on the western front .It was one of sixteen mines detonated on July 1st and was intended to remove a German strongpoint in this area.The tunneling was started by the 185th Tunneling Company and on detonation contained 60,000lbs of explosive. At the time spotter aircraft in the area reported the debris from the explosion rose to a hieght of approximately 5000ft .Many of the Great war craters have been filled in and toprevent this happening in 1979 an English man Richard Dunning bought the crater in order to preserve the sight.
Today the crater measues 300ft across and 90 ft deep

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