Signallers in Lochnagar Crater, Somme

Signallers in Lochnagar Crater, Somme

This picture shows a group of signallers at the bottom of Lochnagar crater at La Boisselle on the Somme. The signallers are spelling out 'Somme' in semaphore. The crater was created by the explosion of the Lochnagar Mine on 1 July 1916, the first day of the Battle of Albert.

Many thanks to Pen & Sword for providing us with these pictures, which come from Richard van Emden's The Somme: The Epic Battle in the Soldier's own Words and Photographs

The Somme - The Epic Battle in the Soldier's own Words and Photograph, Richard van Emden. Covers the entire period that the British army spent on the original Somme front, from its arrival late in 1915, through the battle of the Somme and up to the German retreat to the Hindenburg Line. Mainly uses the writings and private photos taken by British soldiers, but also includes some material from the German side [read full review]
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How to cite this article: Rickard, J (17 August 2016), Signallers in Lochnagar Crater, Somme , http://www.historyofwar.org/Pictures/pictures_lochnagar_crater_somme.html

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