Sunday, July 3, 2016

The Explorers' Club, № DIV

Operation AXIOM: The World War—The Battle of the Somme, Part I
1 July 1916: On the first day of the Somme, British engineers detonated nineteen large mines they had tunneled beneath the German front-line fortifications: the Hawthron Ridge Redoubt & the Schwabenhöhe, et alii; the explosions, still among the largest non-nuclear blasts in history, were heard as far away as London; the Lochnagar Crater has been preserved as a battlefield memorial.

Lest we forget.

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