WWI

WW1’s Biggest Blast.

A blast that obliterated 10,000 Germans. When the British detonated 19 mines at Messines on 7 June 1917, it was the biggest man-made explosion ever seen. In the minutes before 3.10am – Zero Hour on Zero Day – silence descended for the first time in weeks over Messines. The ridge lay at the southern end …

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