At 7:28am on July 1st, 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". Repined by HistorySimulation.com
Daily life in WWI - An archive picture shows Field Marshall Douglas Haig riding a horse at an unknown location in France February 14, 1916. Haig was the British commander-in-chief during the Somme battle.