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A machine gunner at Sannaiyat, April 1916

Photograph, World War One, Mesopotamia, 1916.

The machine-gun was one of the dominant weapons on all World War One battlefields. When established in a fixed defensive position and sited specifically to cover potential enemy attack routes it was a fearsome weapon. Infantry assaults upon such positions invariably resulted in high casualties.

From a collection of 265 photographs compiled by Maj W Leith-Ross, Indian Army Staff, 1915-17.

NAM Accession Number

NAM. 1983-12-72-70


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National Army Museum, Study collection

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