German Army troops examine a British Army B.L. 6 inch 26 CWT howitzer battery they had captured ...

Units
Accession Number H13321
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Print silver gelatin
Maker Deutsche Reichsarchiv
Place made Belgium
Date made May 1918
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copyright

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain

Description

German Army troops examine a British Army B.L. 6 inch 26 CWT howitzer battery they had captured in the Kemmel area. The barrel of the gun has been blown in half, exposing the wire barrel construction, and exposing the air cylinders on either side of the buffer and recuperator assembly. Note also the wheels have been smashed and are lying on each side of the howitzer. Each of the wheels is partly fitted with pedrails or ‘girdles’ which were fitted to the rim to facilitate travel over soft ground. The wheel nearest the viewer has clearly had its spokes blown off.

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