At on July 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".
At this moment I'm in the battle of Ypres in Belgium. Its wet, cold we are all in trenches. There is an area called No man's land its between enemy trenches. The trenches are full of mud and all of my friends dead bodies.
Chateau Wood - Ypres - 1917 Soldiers of an Australian Division field artillery brigade on a duckboard track passing through Chateau Wood, near Hooge in the Ypres salient, 29 October Australian War Memorial collection number