A view of the cliffs on May 2014 in Pointe du Hoc, France. Overlay: After the assault at the cliffs of Pointe du Hoc by the Ranger Battalion (D, E and F Company) Colonel James E. Rudder establishes a Post Commando on June
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".