'The Guns 8" Howitzer. probably 6th Canadian Siege on Vimy Ridge summer 1917'
Photograph, World War One, Western Front (1914-1918) 1917.
The crew of a Canadian BL 8-inch howitzer load their gun while dressed in shirtsleeves order. Siege batteries' heavy howitzers were designed to fire shells at high trajectory but relatively short ranges. In 1917 the Canadian Army had two 6-gun 8-inch batteries serving on the Western Front.
From an album of 253 photographs compiled by Charles William Stulpnagel (known as Swinton after December 1914), 1889-1920.
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National Army Museum, Out of Copyright
National Army Museum, Study collection