Mine Explosion at Hawthorn Ridge Reveals German Defensive Tactics in WWI Crater Discovery

Beaumont Hamel, Somme, Northern France – The explosion of a mine beneath Hawthorn Ridge on July 1, 1916, marked the beginning of the Battle of the Somme during World War I. Recent research on the Hawthorn Ridge crater has shed light on how an early detonation led to a strategic blunder for the British troops, … Read more