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A spent 240 mm trench mortar projectile, La Boisselle, July 1916

Photograph by Lieutenant Patrick Koekkoek, World War One, Western Front (1914-1918), 1916.

A British officer poses with part of a 240 mm trench mortar shell. Large calibre weapons like this were used to bombard strongly protected targets such as dug-outs, covered shelters, command posts and pill-boxes.

One of 188 photographs taken by Lt Patrick Robert Koekkoek, Special Bde, Royal Engineers.

NAM Accession Number

NAM. 2002-02-902-90

Copyright/Ownership

Copyright: Artist's Estate

Location

National Army Museum, Study collection

Object URL

https://collection.nam.ac.uk/detail.php?acc=2002-02-902-90