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PHOTOGRAPHS

Title

Germans dig a gun-pit for 4.3 howitzer

Object Name

Stereoscope Photograph

Maker

Realistic Travels Publishers (Primary maker)

Date Made

c.1914-18
c.1914-18

Place Made

England: London
London

Description

Stereoscope Photograph showing a view of Germans digging with camflaged gun to right. 'Germans dig a gun-pit for 4.3 howitzer ... fortified German entrenchments in Trones Wood.' Trones Wood was in the Somme sector A 4.5 Howeiter was one of the ‘lighter’ artillery pieces but it required six horses and a ‘limber’ (gun carriage) to be transported. There were nearly 1,000 of these guns in place on the Western Front when the ceasefire was announced in 1918.

Materials

paper

Place Collected

Northern Ireland: County Antrim: Belfast
Belfast

Catalogue Number

BELUM.W2012.40

Copyright

National Museums NI