Lochnagar Crater, Ovillers-la-Boisselle

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  • This crater was created as the result of a massive denotation of explosives on July 1st 1916 by British forces and intended to dislodge the Germans in the trenchlines formerly located here... 
    This crater was created as the result of a massive denotation of explosives on July 1st 1916 by British forces and intended to dislodge the Germans in the trenchlines formerly located here...  more »
  • Signposted as "le grand mine" and easy to find at LaBoiselle, accessibility is good with a wooden boardwalk around the crater. Information boards around the outer perimeter of the site tell the... 
    Signposted as "le grand mine" and easy to find at LaBoiselle, accessibility is good with a wooden boardwalk around the crater. Information boards around the outer perimeter of the site tell the...  more »
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  • A bit random to find, off a country road. Massive crater. Interesting stories on boards as you walk around. It was basically a failure as a military operation If you can spot the people on the far side you get an idea of size.
  • A giant explosion crater, detonated by British and French soldiers in World War One to bring down German defense lines. Entrance and parking is free, even though not easy to find.

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