Royal Artillery gun team, 1917 (c)
Photograph, World War One, Western Front, 1917 (c).
Members of the Royal Field Artillery with their 18-pounder field gun. Over 8,000 of these weapons were manufactured during the war and between them fired 100 million shells. With a crew of ten men, it could fire 18-pound shrapnel, high explosive or smoke shells up to six kilometres (over 6,500 yards).
From a collection of 282 photographs collected by Second-Lieutenant Cooper.
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National Army Museum, Out of Copyright
National Army Museum, Study collection