Category: artillery

Officers of the Russian Military Mission at …

Officers of the Russian Military Mission at the French heavy artillery repair park of the Group of Armies North at La Neuville-Sire-Bernard, February 1917.

French gunners installing a battery of 155 Sch…

French gunners installing a battery of 155 Schneider guns in the field. The arrtillery tractor is named Marcelle. South of La Faloise, 6 April 1918.

A French gunner placing 164 mm shell cases, …

A French gunner placing 164 mm shell cases, still warmed by the explosion, in heaps by the railway gun, near Caix, August 1916.

Cases for artillery guns were collected, inspected and repaired for refilling and reuse on the Western Front. Many shell casings that you can buy today have stamps showing how many times the shell was reused.

After slaugthering 30-50 feral hogs with his 1…

After slaugthering 30-50 feral hogs with his 155mm gun a French soldier shows an orphaned hog how he killed its parents.

A young wild boar named Guigui, captured and brought up by French artillerymen, and his master beside a 90mm field artillery gun, 23 July 1915.

French troops working on a 155 mm gun at the…

French troops working on a 155 mm gun at the equipment repair park of northern group of French armies at La Neuville-Sire-Bernard, 29 July 1916.

A battery of French Schneider 155 mm artille…

A battery of French Schneider 155 mm artillery guns flooded and continuing to fire near Rheims, May 1917.

That is a cool looking shield. 

French heavy guns in camouflaged pits near G…

French heavy guns in camouflaged pits near Gentelles defending the Amiens Gap, 4 May 1918.

A French 220 mm mortar in action at Ferme Ro…

A French 220 mm mortar in action at Ferme Rouge near Boesinghe, 10 August 1917.

French troops digging an emplacement for a 340…

French troops digging an emplacement for a 340 mm railway gun at Glisy, 2 June 1918.

Camouflaged French 155 mm guns near Champagne,…

Camouflaged French 155 mm guns near Champagne, April 1917.