SU1914 : Bomb crater southeast of Ticketsbury, New Forest

taken 10 years ago, near to Godshill, Hampshire, Great Britain

Bomb crater southeast of Ticketsbury, New Forest
Bomb crater southeast of Ticketsbury, New Forest
The pool in the foreground is at the bottom of a large bomb crater on the heathland plateau between Ticketsbury and Ashley Cross. The area was included within the Ashley Walk Range during the Second World War, and various bombs were tested on a variety of targets on the heathland. The "Grand Slam" crater is a few hundred metres away to the east, at SU199142. Grand Slam was a 22000-pound (10 tonne) high-explosive bomb, the largest conventional weapon used during the Second World War. Here on the Ashley Walk range it was supposed to land on the submarine pen target, but missed it by a short distance, leaving a vast crater. In action during 1945 the Grand Slam brought down viaducts and penetrated the reinforced concrete of German submarine pens near Bremen.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 24 June, 2007   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 26 June, 2007
Category
Wartime relics   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 1967 1410 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:55.5614N 1:43.2902W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 1966 1410
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East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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