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Title

Enemy Seen, Fire! A trench-mortar hurling the shell, seen in mid-air on its deadly flight

Object Name

Stereoscope Photograph

Maker

Realistic Travels Publishers (Primary maker)

Date Made

c.1914-18
c.1914-18

Place Made

England: London
London

Description

One of a series of stereoscopic views relating to the First World War, showing shell in mid-flight after being fired from trench. ‘Enemy Seen, Fire! A trench-mortar hurling the shell, seen in mid-air on its deadly flight’ Not all trench mortars were effective or accurate. The trench mortar was able to fire explosives at the enemy from a hidden location and was ‘one step down’ from artillery, or ‘one step up’ from a grenade.

Materials

paper

Place Collected

Northern Ireland: County Antrim: Belfast
Belfast

Catalogue Number

BELUM.W2012.52

Copyright

National Museums NI