Some WWI battlefield photos

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Re: Some WWI battlefield photos

Post by tigre » 21 May 2023 13:57

Hello to all :D; more..................

Towards the front 1917.

Source: The Sphere June 16, 1917

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Re: Some WWI battlefield photos

Post by tigre » 26 Oct 2023 23:40

Hello to all :D; more.....................................

Western Front 1916!

Source: THE FIELD ARTILLERY JOURNAL - OCTOBER - DECEMBER – 1916

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Re: Some WWI battlefield photos

Post by Sheldrake » 27 Oct 2023 09:12

tigre wrote:
21 Mar 2019 23:36
Hello to all :D; more.....................................

British heavy artillery in the Western front 1916.

Sources: https://www.ebay.ca/itm/1916-The-Sphere ... 0752.m1982

What kind of howitzers? Cheers. Raúl M 8-).
The top one is a frequently published image of a 6 inch gun (not Howitzer) at full recoil
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It was an obsolete naval gun used by armoured cruisers and mounted on an improvised carriage.
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This is HMS Kent post the 1914 Battle of the err um Falklands (Sorry Tigre)
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This is the Mk VII (or VIII) The Mark XIX is on a lighter carriage
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They were long ranged *(c.12km) guns mainly used for counter battery and harassment tasks.

The Mk XIX chugged on to WW2. Three batteries were sent to France with the BEF in 1939. I can;t find any reference to the Germans reusing them.,

The second Image is of a BL 8 inch Howitzer, also at full recoil - like this
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This image may be from the same sequence of images - note the braces dangling on the gunner on the right.

It was also based on the naval BL Mk VII, but with the barrel bored out to 8" Max range 9.6 km. Mainly used for blowing in dugouts and fortified positions.

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Re: Some WWI battlefield photos

Post by tigre » 27 Oct 2023 13:59

Thanks for shedding light Sheldrake :wink:. Cheers. Raúl M 8-).

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Re: Some WWI battlefield photos

Post by Sheldrake » 27 Oct 2023 23:26

tigre wrote:
19 Aug 2018 18:09
Hello to all :D; a little more......................................

A scene in Flanders 1917.

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Sources: https://www.ebay.ca/itm/1917-The-Sphere ... 5446713798

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Or some poor soul's body blown into a tree by a shell.

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