LOCHNAGAR CRATER

 This crater was 300 feet across and 90 feet deep. It was caused
 by a British explosion at 7:28am on 1 July 1916, launching the
 Battle of the Somme at 7:30am.

 The charge was 60,000lbs of Ammonal. The craters name comes
 from the trench where the main tunnel to lay the explosivies
 (mine) started. The crater has reduced in size over the years.

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An aerial view of Lochnagar Crater Sign at Lochnagar Crater
An aerial view of Lochnagar Crater Sign at Lochnagar Crater
The memorial at Lochnagar Crater Lochnagar Crater
The memorial at Lochnagar Crater Lochnagar Crater
Long shot looking at the crater Looking at the crater
Long shot looking at the crater Looking at the crater
The bottom of the crater Lochnagar crater
The bottom of the crater Lochnagar crater
The open countryside around the crater More open countryside around the crater
The open countryside around the crater More open countryside around the crater
The plaque on the site of someone found in 1998
The plaque on the site of someone found in 1998

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