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Lochnagar Crater
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A symbol of the past, a message to the future

Those who cannot learn from history are doomed to repeat it.” – George Santayana once said. And we can’t help but agree.

The French Lochnagar Crater is an excellent place to learn from history and make a silent promise not to replicate it. That’s a 30 m deep and 100 m wide wound on the earth’s surface, marking the beginning of the Battle of the Somme in 1916 – the bloodiest page of the British militaristic records.

The Lochnagar Crater is the most monstrous rage pit ever made by human beings. The explosion, which caused it, was named to have produced the loudest human-made sound in history and remains a symbol of war, peace, cruelty and hope, and terror and redemption.

Visiting the French Lochnagar Crater

Paying a visit to the Lochnagar Crater is free for everyone and available all-year-round. Being on the verge of the hole is a touching encounter with a strong emotional impact on people of different nations, cultures, and religions. Because we’ve all seen war. And we’ve all lost it.

The atmospheric space around the Crater is nowadays meant to nourish an environment of unity and continually encourage personal, social, public, and universal reconciliation. That’s why anyone is welcome to attend three annual memorial ceremonies freely:

  • July 1st – the anniversary of the explosion
  • November 11th – Armistice Day
  • June 28th – the anniversary of the signing of the Peace Treaty in 1919

During these days, thousands of people gather and hold hands, forming a large circle around the Crater. As a recollection of the past. As a promise to the future.

What else is there around Lochnagar Crater

When around the Lochnagar Crater, you can see and learn more about the wartimes, recognize the victims, and grasp things as they were. This includes:

  • Walking “The Remembrance Trail” – a marked route into the Somme Battlefields that connects the towns of Albert and Péronne.
  • Observing the unique Lochnagar Memorials spread all over the place
  • Visiting the Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial Park
  • Visiting the Souvenir Français Chapel of Remembrance
  • Visiting the South African Memorial
3 Route de la Grande Mine, 80300 Ovillers-la-Boisselle, France

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3 Route de la Grande Mine, 80300 Ovillers-la-Boisselle, France

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A symbol of the past, a message to the future

Those who cannot learn from history are doomed to repeat it.” – George Santayana once said. And we can’t help but agree.

The French Lochnagar Crater is an excellent place to learn from history and make a silent promise not to replicate it. That’s a 30 m deep and 100 m wide wound on the earth’s surface, marking the beginning of the Battle of the Somme in 1916 – the bloodiest page of the British militaristic records.

The Lochnagar Crater is the most monstrous rage pit ever made by human beings. The explosion, which caused it, was named to have produced the loudest human-made sound in history and remains a symbol of war, peace, cruelty and hope, and terror and redemption.

Visiting the French Lochnagar Crater

Paying a visit to the Lochnagar Crater is free for everyone and available all-year-round. Being on the verge of the hole is a touching encounter with a strong emotional impact on people of different nations, cultures, and religions. Because we’ve all seen war. And we’ve all lost it.

The atmospheric space around the Crater is nowadays meant to nourish an environment of unity and continually encourage personal, social, public, and universal reconciliation. That’s why anyone is welcome to attend three annual memorial ceremonies freely:

  • July 1st – the anniversary of the explosion
  • November 11th – Armistice Day
  • June 28th – the anniversary of the signing of the Peace Treaty in 1919

During these days, thousands of people gather and hold hands, forming a large circle around the Crater. As a recollection of the past. As a promise to the future.

What else is there around Lochnagar Crater

When around the Lochnagar Crater, you can see and learn more about the wartimes, recognize the victims, and grasp things as they were. This includes:

  • Walking “The Remembrance Trail” – a marked route into the Somme Battlefields that connects the towns of Albert and Péronne.
  • Observing the unique Lochnagar Memorials spread all over the place
  • Visiting the Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial Park
  • Visiting the Souvenir Français Chapel of Remembrance
  • Visiting the South African Memorial
3 Route de la Grande Mine, 80300 Ovillers-la-Boisselle, France

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3 Route de la Grande Mine, 80300 Ovillers-la-Boisselle, France

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Explore more nearby places in France, Hauts-de-France

A symbol of the past, a message to the future

Those who cannot learn from history are doomed to repeat it.” – George Santayana once said. And we can’t help but agree.

The French Lochnagar Crater is an excellent place to learn from history and make a silent promise not to replicate it. That’s a 30 m deep and 100 m wide wound on the earth’s surface, marking the beginning of the Battle of the Somme in 1916 – the bloodiest page of the British militaristic records.

The Lochnagar Crater is the most monstrous rage pit ever made by human beings. The explosion, which caused it, was named to have produced the loudest human-made sound in history and remains a symbol of war, peace, cruelty and hope, and terror and redemption.

Visiting the French Lochnagar Crater

Paying a visit to the Lochnagar Crater is free for everyone and available all-year-round. Being on the verge of the hole is a touching encounter with a strong emotional impact on people of different nations, cultures, and religions. Because we’ve all seen war. And we’ve all lost it.

The atmospheric space around the Crater is nowadays meant to nourish an environment of unity and continually encourage personal, social, public, and universal reconciliation. That’s why anyone is welcome to attend three annual memorial ceremonies freely:

  • July 1st – the anniversary of the explosion
  • November 11th – Armistice Day
  • June 28th – the anniversary of the signing of the Peace Treaty in 1919

During these days, thousands of people gather and hold hands, forming a large circle around the Crater. As a recollection of the past. As a promise to the future.

What else is there around Lochnagar Crater

When around the Lochnagar Crater, you can see and learn more about the wartimes, recognize the victims, and grasp things as they were. This includes:

  • Walking “The Remembrance Trail” – a marked route into the Somme Battlefields that connects the towns of Albert and Péronne.
  • Observing the unique Lochnagar Memorials spread all over the place
  • Visiting the Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial Park
  • Visiting the Souvenir Français Chapel of Remembrance
  • Visiting the South African Memorial
3 Route de la Grande Mine, 80300 Ovillers-la-Boisselle, France

Where is it on the Map?

3 Route de la Grande Mine, 80300 Ovillers-la-Boisselle, France

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